Getting there: This trail is best accessed by taking the Syncline South Trail from Providence Canyon
, or climbing Dry Canyon and heading east on the trail towards Spring Hollow
. Dry Canyon will lead right to this trail while the Syncline South Will lead near the top of Dry Canyon.
This trail is arguably the best singletrack in Cache Valley. The dirt is always in fantastic condition never being too wet or dry. The terrain is perfectly rolling, offering all sorts of obstacles. The views you encounter look down into the canyon and the valley are awesome. Additionally, this trail puts you right next to Logan Peak. Syncline North Trail is undulating with some tougher climbs and technical sections while still offering fun and fast sections throughout.
The start of the trail is all downhill. You start in the trees and pop out into a sunflower field with phenomenal views. Take this all in! There is nowhere like it. The trail will continue to be undulating as it leads in and out of the trees and meadows. There will be some switchbacks here and there, but most of the trail will flow back and forth. Some climbs can be difficult, also depending on how exhausted you are from getting to the trail.
Rocks and roots are scattered at sections, but most of the terrain will be loamy dirt covered in pine needles offering amazing traction. The trail will eventually open up in a field and push you out onto a dirt road. This road can be used to access Spring Hollow
just a hundred yards up the road to the southeast. Or you can turn around and come back the way you came and enjoy the trail for another round!