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Jardine Juniper

Trail Number: 014

Trail Length: 5.8 miles one way

Difficulty: Moderate

Trailhead: Wood Camp, 11 miles from Logan on Hwy 89—GPS: N41°47′800″ W111°38′700″

Elevation Start/Gain: 5400 feet/1870 feet

Route: "This pleasant hike takes you to one of the most popular landmarks of the Logan Canyon area, an ancient, still living, juniper tree. The age of the tree is estimated at about 1500 years old,... [making it] the oldest known Rocky Mountain juniper.... The trail is quite delightful with meadows, fir and aspen groves, unique wildflowers, great vistas, and exquisite fall colors,... which generally peak in late September."

At the ridge you will climb "for about a mile to a junction sign with 'Scenic Route' to the right [overlooking Logan Canyon] and 'Shady Route' to the left [overlooking Cottonwood Canyon]."

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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
- The Book Table
- The Trailhead a.k.a Campsaver.com
- USDA Forest Service, Logan District Office
- USU Bookstore