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Green Canyon

Intermediate
 4.7 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great trail winding through woods and meadows up through Green Canyon with great views of cliffs.


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Map Key

9.5

Miles

15.3

KM

96%

Runnable

6,127' 1,868 m

High

5,011' 1,527 m

Low

1,124' 343 m

Up

1,124' 343 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This route races through meadows and woods with views of a large cave, wildlife, in addition to beautiful cliffs and ridges. There are many fun sections where the trail drops through a dry stream bed that get pretty steep, but only for short sections.

The only drawback is the high volume of mountain bikers present on this trail, which means you need to yield a lot, even early in the morning on weekdays, but it's worth it.

Runner Notes

There are lots of mountain bikers on this trail at all times, so just keep your eyes out for them.

Description

From the King Nature Park you can either run up through the King Nature Park Singletrack or you can run up the road and access the singletrack at the main parking lot before the winter gate (there are lots of other access points to the singletrack along the road up Green Canyon). The singletrack crosses the road several times but mostly stays in the woods and meadows closer to the walls of the canyon. Additionally, the trail crosses the dry streambed several times. Be prepared to get your feet wet after heavy rains.

There are many things to see, especially if you go in the early morning. The early morning light provides opportunities to see evidence of elk or deer sleeping in the meadows. There is also a large but shallow cave near the main camping area that you pass on the way - keep an eye out!

The grade is pretty well distributed and, therefore, there aren't many difficult or steep parts of this trail. However, this is still by no means a walk in the park. Most people will find it to be a challenge, but thoroughly enjoyable.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tomsen Reed with improvements by Ralph Caddell

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 7 votes

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in Logan

#1168

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Photos

A view of the glorious sunrise over Ben Lomond and Willard Peaks from the King Nature Park North Ridge trail.
Dec 16, 2015 near North L…, UT
Cross country ski trail up Green Canyon 1/1/2019.
Jan 2, 2019 near North L…, UT
A view of Cache Valley from down lower on the King Nature Park North Ridge Trail
Dec 16, 2015 near North L…, UT
A section of the trail winding through aspen groves
Jul 28, 2015 near North L…, UT
Preston Valley Trailhead
Jul 10, 2019 near North L…, UT

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Jan 12, 2016
Tomsen Reed
Trail is still packed down well, perfect for running 6.7mi — 1h 11m
Dec 28, 2015
Tomsen Reed
9.2mi — 1h 45m
Nov 4, 2015
Tomsen Reed
5.4mi