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Steam Mill Hollow

Trail Number: 139

Trail Length: 5.5 miles one way

Difficulty: Strenuous

Trailhead: Logan Canyon Road for 23 miles to Franklin Basin Road turnoff on the left; take gravel road about 0.3 and go left at the first gravel road after you cross the river. Drive west on this road until you get to the creek in about 0.2 mile; park here away from the creek, and walk about 100 yards north along the creek to the trailhead on your left. (You may have to park back at the Franklin Basin Road if the Forest Service closed the road.)

Elevation Start/Gain: 6700 feet/2650 feet

Route: "The trail passes through fir and aspen forests, opens up to a wide valley with a flowing stream, past the small lake, and then to the glacial cirque below the ridge.... A great variety of wildflowers is usually seen.... There is an old steam boiler in Steam Mill Hollow from earlier logging operations."

"The trip to [Steam Mill Lake] and into the cirque is moderately strenuous, and strenuous to the ridge. The trip up to the ridge and then south to the peak overlooking Steam Mill Lake or north to Doubletop Mountain is quite strenuous and involves a long day."

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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