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Worm Fence

Trail Number: 142

Trail Length: 3.6 miles one way

Difficulty: Easy

Trailhead: USU Forestry Camp, 19 miles up Logan Canyon Road—GPS: N41°52′585″ W111°33′900″ or Temple Fork—GPS: N41°49′590″ W111°34′518″

Elevation Start/Gain: 6493 feet/400 feet

Route: "Worm Fence Trail begins at Little Bear Trail (near USU Forestry Camp) and ends at Spawn Creek (near Temple Fork).... [The trail] was built along a zig-zag or worm fence. Parts of the fence can still be seen.... [From sections of the trail,] you can see the open valley of the Temple Fork of Logan River.

"The original road up Logan Canyon was started about 1870 and by 1872 was in full use up Temple Fork to get lumber for Logan and the Logan LDS temple. The road is now FS 007. Worm Fence Trail is open to off-road vehicles."

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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