Jardine Juniper

Logan, Utah

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The Old Jardine Juniper is a curious sight. Anchored tenaciously above the craggy cliff-lined walls of Logan Canyon, the stoic cedar clings to life—even after 3,000 years! Grossly twisted limbs stretch from its weather-tortured trunk. Although the tree appears dead and decaying, a small garland sprouting from its crown confirms that the conifer is very much alive. You’ll enjoy diverse scenery on your way up to the juniper. Wood Camp Hollow harbors some of the most active avalanche chutes in northern Utah. There are good views of the Bear River Range, including nearby Mount Naomi Wilderness, and from the trail’s end you’ll look down at a dizzying angle to the limestone castles that enclose Logan Canyon. Doubletrack-turned-singletrack throughout. Portions are smooth-packed dirt; others are gravely and rutted.
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by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

The Old Jardine Juniper is a curious sight. Anchored tenaciously above the craggy cliff-lined walls of Logan Canyon, the stoic cedar clings to life—even after 3,000 years! Grossly twisted limbs stretch from its weather-tortured trunk. Although the tree appears dead and decaying, a small garland sprouting from its crown confirms that the conifer is very much alive.

You’ll enjoy diverse scenery on your way up to the juniper. Wood Camp Hollow harbors some of the most active avalanche chutes in northern Utah. There are good views of the Bear River Range, including nearby Mount Naomi Wilderness, and from the trail’s end you’ll look down at a dizzying angle to the limestone castles that enclose Logan Canyon. Doubletrack-turned-singletrack throughout. Portions are smooth-packed dirt; others are gravely and rutted.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Logan
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 1,840 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Season: May through October. Much of the route crosses south-facing slopes, so it's an oven during the midsummer.
Trailhead Elevation: 5,360 feet
Top Elevation: 7,200 feet
Local Contacts: Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Logan Ranger District, 435-755-3620
Local Maps: USGS: Mt. Elmer, UT
Driving Directions: Directions to Jardine Juniper

Recent Trail Reviews

7/7/2010
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This is a great mountain bike trail if you like the ups and downs. Almost 5 miles from the trail head to the old tree, and it is 99.9% uphill. The first two miles are the hardest, climbing with almost no shade. The rest of the trail is not quite as steep, and has a lot more shade. With about 3/4 mile left, you can choose the "scenic route" or the "shady route". Although the scenic side does have some nice views, it is also just the opposite of shade, and gets very hot. It also climbs more than the shady side, and then descends at the end. After making the tiring uphill ride, be sure to stop and sign the log book and enjoy the views before rocketing back down.



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Apr 2018