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Ephraim's Cut-off

Trail Number: 607

Trail Length: 3.6 miles one way

Difficulty: Moderate

Trailhead: 1.6 mile up Right Hand Fork in Logan Canyon , stay to the left at the first junction (GPS: N41°46′656″ W111°37′164″)

Elevation Start/Gain: 5600 feet/1800 feet

Route: "Many travelers enjoy a visit to the final resting place of... giant grizzly bear, Old Ephraim.... One way to hike to Ephraim's stone monument... is to take Willow Creek Trail and Temple Fork [Road] (FR 007) and Long Hollow [Road] (FR 056)" and return to Right Hand Fork via Steel Hollow.

"Old Ephraim was the last, and... one of the largest grizzly bears in the Bear River Range. The bear was an accomplished sheep-hunter, and sheep owner Frank Clark,... [hunted] him down. They confronted each other on 22 August 1923, and after taking seven steel ball bullets, Ephraim was finished."

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For route details and special features, please refer to the best hiking guide in Cache Valley:

Cache Trails, 2023 Edition, edited by Dave Wallace and illustrated by Margaret Pettis (Bridgerland Audubon Society)

Available from:
- Cache Valley Visitors Bureau
- Stokes Nature Center (Providence office & Logan Canyon Nature Center
- The Book Table
- The Island Market
- The Sportsman
- The Trailhead a.k.a Campsaver.com
- USDA Forest Service, Logan District Office
- USU Bookstore