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For more trail information:Spawn Creek 2015

Cache Trails.  With descriptions for 39 local trails, this guidebook is a good source of information for most of our hikes - Cache Trailsand it was written by Cache Hikers! you can find it for sale at local bookstores and through the Bridgerland Audubon  Society.

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Cache Valley Visitors Bureau.  Download a 20-page pdf file with descriptions of 13 local hiking trails.


Logan Canyon Hiking Trails.  This interactive website, created by USU student Sarah Ohms and hosted by the Bridgerland Audubon Society, is largely based on the Cache Trails guidebook.

The Trails Cache.  With trail information, an activity calendar and more, this new (April 2016) website aims to be the "central gathering point for anyone interested in supporting, promoting, and improving Cache Valley's beautiful Trail Network".

Pine tree shieldLogan Ranger District This site has information about all types of recreation in our local National Forest lands.  You can download the "Recreation Update" for current news about trail and forest road conditions, or visit the Logan Ranger District office, 1500 East Hwy 89, Logan, UT 84321, (435) 755-3620, Mon-Fri:  8:00am - 4:30pm.  An especially useful download is the Motorized Vehicle Use Map (pdf). Other maps available at this time (July 2014) include the Winter Recreation Travel Map (pdf) , and the Tony Grove - Franklin Basin Winter Recreation Map (pdf).

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest has information about Cache Valley in southern Idaho.  Some useful links include the Westside Visitor Map and Montpelier Visitor Map, along with Motor Vehicle Use Maps for the Montpelier Ranger District and the Westside Ranger District (South).   You also may appreciate the more user-friendly maps for the  Westside Ranger District (Oxford area)   and Westside Ranger District (Clarkston to Dayton area).

USGSDownload free topographic maps from the United States Geological Survey

 

Trails Illustrated map

Trails Illustrated. We hesitate to refer users to a commercial product, but the 2014 National Geographic/Trails Illustrated map for the Logan Bear River Range is an excellent resource. Printed on waterproof material, this double-sided map covers the area from Porcupine Reservoir on the south to Mink Creek on the north and Bear Lake on the east to Brigham City on the west. Trails are well marked by type (motorized, wilderness, etc.), with mileages. The map scale is 1:75,000, great for trip planning and general orientation, but the map is not a replacement for the more detailed topographic maps for off-trail hiking and route-finding. This map is available in local stores and online.

Local Snowshoe Rentals (some also have cross-country skis):

Butterflies

Wasatch Butterflies (pdf), by Todd L. Stout of the Utah Bug Club, is an easy-to-use guide to local butterflies. Colorful photos show common butterflies found in Northern Utah’s Wasatch Canyons from early spring through early fall.

Wildflowers

Mountain Plants of Northeastern Utah (pdf), published by Utah State University, describes common trees, shrubs, vines and wildflowers found in our area. Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings although the book is organized by flower color.

Utahwildflowers.com, by Scott Nichols, is a searchable online guide. Users can see which wildflowers are in bloom by month or they can search using any of several criteria. Links are provided for other resources, including books, websites and apps.

Wildflowersearch.com, by Steven.K.Sullivan, lets users search for plants by location, flowering time, flower shape, color and size.