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Avon to Bear River (26 Miles)

Trail Description

Avon Trailhead (4.75 Miles -paved)

Head west on Highway 165 and follow it as it bends to the north and passes through the town of Paradise. Turn west on 8700 South and decend to the Little Bear River and the Baxter Hollow Trailhead.

Baxter Hollow Trailhead (8.25 Miles -dirt and paved)

From the Little Bear River climb west into Baxter Hollow. Follow the dirt road up the canyon and stay left at the first Y. Take a right at the next Y, 2.8 miles from the river. Follow the right fork over the hill to it's intersection with the old Sardine Canyon Rd. Descend the road to where it merges with 4200 W, continue on 4200 W to Mount Sterling Rd. Turn right on Mount Sterling Rd and when you reach highway 89-91 make a right onto the highway and then your first left onto 4400 W. Continue north on 4400 W that turns into 200 W in Wellsville.

Murray Farm Trailhead (10.25 Miles -paved)

Going north on 200 W you will reach State Rd 23 near Willow Valley Middle School. Ride north on State 23 to Mendon. About .75 miles north of the city of Mendon turn west on Center Street just north of a dairy farm. Take this road toward the mountains and then head north again on 7100 W to it's intersection with 600 N and another dairy farm.

Yonk Spring Trailhead (2.75 Miles -dirt)

Take the dirt road from the dairy farm that descends into the ravine and then climbs to the west on the north bank of the ravine. At the Y across the ravine from the castle house take the right fork to 400 W then climb over the hill on 400 W and descend towards the Valley View Highway. Pass the cluster of five homes and then .35 miles from the last of the five homes take a left on Dairy Valley Rd.

Valley View Trailhead (7.6 Miles -dirt)

Follow Dairy Valley Rd to the west until it turns to the north and decends a ravine. At the top of the ravine take a left to the south 100 yard before the road reaches the bottome of the ravine. Climb up the ravine on this road, round a farm and follow the road to the west. When the road begins to climb into a canyon turn right onto a road that climbs a hill, with a pair of switchbacks to wards the west. Stay on this road as it follows the contour of the mountain and rounds the mountain on a bench high above the Bear River. Follow the road as it proceeds south under the power lines passind above the town of Deweyville.

Access

Avon Trailhead- From US Highway 89-91 in Logan head south on Highway 165, pass through the towns of Hyrum and Paradise. As Highway 165 enters the town of Avon it bends to the left onto 1100 S and then to the right onto South Canyon Rd (Highway 162). This intersection of 165 and 162 is the Avon trailhead, find a place to park along the side of the road.

Baxter Hollow Trailhead- From US Highway 89-91in Logan, head south on State Road 165, pass through the towns of Hyrum and as you approach Paradise turn right onto 8700 S. Follow the road west until it reaches the Little Bear River, park on the side of the road.

Murray Farm Trailhead- Take US Highway 89-91 south from Logan to Wellsville. Turn right onto Center St. (watch for the park and ride along the highway). From Center St. turn left onto 800 S, follow the road for five blocks and park near the gate (don't block the gate).

Yonk Spring Trailhead- From US Highway 89-91 in Logan take State Rd 30 (200 N) west toward Tremonton. Cross the marshes and then turn left onto 6000 W toward Mendon. Take your first right onto 600 N and follow it until it turns to dirt. Park on the side of the road, don't block access to the dairy farm.

Valley View Trailhead- From US Highway 89-91 in Logan take State Rd 30 (200 N) west toward Tremonton. Cross the marshes and continue up the hill heading northwest. Turn left onto 400 W and park on the side of the road. If SR 30 turn to the west and then southwest, you've gone to far.

Intersecting Trails

Avon/Liberty Road - This road is part of the Great Western Trail. From the Avon Trailhead head south along Highway 162 (South Canyon Rd) and follows the road as it turns to dirt and continues to Liberty.

Rattlesnake Trail- From the Murray Farm Trailhead return to Highway 89-91, climb into Wellsville Canyon for 2.3 miles to a pullout on the north side of the road at the "Big Bend". The trail climbs Rattlesnake Canyon to the top of the mountain. Mountain bikes are not allowed on the trail since it enters the Wellsville Mountains Widerness.

Coldwater Lake Trail- On the south end of Mendon take Cobblestone (which lies at the south end of Main St.) south. Turn right up Coldwater Canyon at the end of the road and climb to a pond in the maples. The trail quickly gains elevation above the lake until it reached Stewart Pass. Mountain bikes are not allowed on the trail since it enters the Wellsville Mountains Widerness.

Deep Canyon Trail- Take 300 N in Mendon to it's western end and climb the trail up Deep Canyon for great views of Cache Valley, Box Elder, Weber and sometimes Davis and Salt Lake County. Mountain bikes are not allowed on the trail since it enters the Wellsville Mountains Widerness.

 

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We need pictures of this section of trail. Email them to bonnevilleshorelinetrail@gmail.com.

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We need pictures of this section of trail. Email them to bonnevilleshorelinetrail@gmail.com.

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We need pictures of this section of trail. Email them to bonnevilleshorelinetrail@gmail.com.

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