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Jardine Juniper

Average Rating:    (4.05 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 19

This trail is all singletrack and is basically a steady climb for about the first 4.5 miles, with only one break thrown in. The final 1/4 mile section drops down fast and technical. The reward at the top includes glorious views of the Cache National Forest and the opportunity to commune with a 3,200 year-old juniper tree. Bring a pen and some paper in order to take advantage of the box that has been conveniently located at the tree for you to express the deep impact that mountain biking has had on your life, and your profound gratitude that it brings you to places like this.
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Latitude
41.79691191119474
Longitude
-111.64701461791992
Trail Directions
Go east on 400 North from downtown Logan until you enter Logan canyon. Continue up Logan canyon for about 12 miles and turn left into the Wood Camp Campground. Follow the dirt road for about 1/4 mile and park at the trailhead.
Trail Length
5.0 miles each way
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Logan
   


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Review Date
June 9, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Colonel Flagg ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a great ride. The loose rocks mentioned in previous reviews have been cleared off the trail. The trail is smooth. It's a good climb/workout with great view. I ride this every June when the hills are covered in green grass and wildflowers.
I highly recommend this ride to anyone in the Logan/Bear Lake area.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Stump Hollow is a great ride as well. Stump Hollow trailhead is just a few miles up the canyon from the Jardine Juniper trailhead.



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Review Date
May 12, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: XLE_biker ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Since it has been a while since it has been reviewed, thought it might be worth revisiting. Open over the last 3 years from mid-May through November/ December, all dependent on the snow year. A cooler morning ride than afternoon ride. The sun hits the dry west facing slope in the afternoon and can get pretty hot!

Fall of 2008 the trails crew were making improvements to the route. This has helped improve the lower field portion of the trail. Much of loose rock has been removed, but gets stirred up throughout the season. (Please kick the loose rocks out of the trail if you can, it helps).

The overall condition of the trail is VERY good. Over the first two miles the field trail that approaches the switchbacks, the path is rocky, and much of it created from erosion. This makes the lower section technical, but a lot of fun coming down! The upper section of switchbacks were developed by the Army core of engineers many years ago, and still have held up extremely well. The pitch, grade and many changes in direction are well designed, and keep your heart rate up at a terrific pace that is consistent.

The mid elevation aspen groves have been hit with disease, so you'll need to watch out for dead fall trees.

At the top of the trail there is a loop around the summit, "Shady route" left, and "Sunny route" right. Either direction is a great ride. Again, keep a sharp eye out for dead fall trees as the single-track is windy on the shady side and trees in the trail can really surprise you, and send you off the cliff edge.

A huge plus on this trail is the simple fact that it is hikers, bikers, and horses only, no motorized.

Now if we could keep the horses off the surface during the muddy part of the year, this trail would stay smooth and fast.

This entire area has rocky surface trails as the norm, but overall Jardine Juniper is still one of the finest trails in the area.

I ride it twice a week in the summer, and is a terrific after work ride!



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Review Date
May 3, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: basharteg ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
My brother lives in Logan, and this time when I visited him I took my bike to ride the Jardine Juniper trail I had heard and read so much about. I'd read how the trail was a cardiovascular challenge ad nauseum. It is a steady climb, no doubt, but not a killer if you're in biking shape. The area is beautiful, the tree is really old, but from what I read of this trail on this site, things have changed. Many of the reviews here are 7 years old. During that time, the trail has really deteriorated. First three miles are nothing but cantelope-sized rocks covering the trail. The dirt has washed out; I even saw evidence of four-wheeler and motorcycle tracks which have hurt the trail. Some people may appreciate the rocks as part of the challenge. I'm a mountain biker who doesn't mind rough terrain, but riding over large loose rocks for 3 miles quits being a challenge and just get annoying.
Someone on this site suggested riding the trail once a year. Good idea. One things, after the descent your bike will have settled. If it's not loose after the drop, it never will be.
Yes ride the trail, but be prepared to bounce over rocks and scramble the whole way up.



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Review Date
December 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Daniel Barlow ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This a great trail and I like it. It is fun, I don't live in Logan but I ridden it a few times and it is great. Very green. I got a message for Hayduke about 3 summeries down, SCREW YOU! You know, you really got a sh*tty attitude. If you keep saying "mountain bike sucks" get out of here. Stop writing in the reviews and go to the Cake Recipe reviews or something and screw them. I've ridden bikes for years because I love the sport and being out in with a lot of fun & excitement and the beauty of mountain biking. Why don't you go do something you like to do and stop screwing other people on what they like to do.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ride on the road just to piss on this guy. Oh, wear lycra and ride a full-suspension bike.



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Review Date
June 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Matto , from Logan

Summary:
This is my favorite trail. The first mile is a steady climb through fairly rough terrain. In the spring there's a small river that's fun to ride through. If you're in pretty good shape you can go up and back in under three hours easily. The tree is great. The downhill is awesome. I always try to be the last one on the trail. Otherwise you'll run into a lot of people coming back.

Recommended Route:
There's only one way until you reach the top, then I prefer to take the sunny side around.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rick's Hollow, Sink Hollow, White Pine



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