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Turkey Trail

Trail Number: 054

Trail Length: 2.7 miles from Peter Sinks to Little Bear Creek

Difficulty: Moderate

Trailhead: This trail is between Stump Hollow Trail and Little Bear Trail. The three trails can be hiked from either end; the trailheads are at West Hodges Canyon, about 1 mile southest of the USU Forestry Camp—19 miles up Logan Canyon Road (GPS: 41°52′585″ W111°33′900″) and Stump Hollow (junction of Logan Canyon Road and Beaver Mountain Road—24 miles up Logan Canyon Road (GPS: N41°57′871″ W111°31′897). Park in the lot at the northeast side of the junction and go back southwest along the highway for 0.1 mile to the trail. Go left (southeast) for another 0.2 mile, and look for the Stump Hollow trail going off to the right and climbing through the trees.

Elevation Start/Loss: 8200 feet/1080 feet (loss)

Route: The trail begins from an old jeep trail at the end of Stump Hollow trail. "Turkey Trail goes downhill 1.7 miles and descends to 7150 feet over an open slope with some mountain mahogany, aspen and mixed scrub until you get to the Little Bear Creek." Follow Little Bear Trail to the USU Forestry Camp or continue on the Great Western Trail.

"Turkey Trail was built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) about 1934 at the same time that [they] built the buildings of the USU Field Station. Why [the name] Turkey Trail? Only the boys who built it know."

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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