Riverside Nature Trail is one of the best birding spots in Logan Canyon. Look for Fox Sparrow, Orange-crowned Warbler, Hermit and Swainson’s Thrush, Gray Catbird, Lazuli Bunting, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Warbling Vireo, and Cordileran Flycatcher. Near Spring Hollow Campground is a small reservoir good for viewing Barrow’s and Common Goldeneye during winter. Campground hosts at Spring Hollow often keep hummingbird feeders; look for Broad-tailed, Black-chinned, Calliope, and Rufous (August). Take a walk from Spring Hollow to Guinavah-Malibu Campground (a flat 1.5 miles), or from either campground head up the steep Crimson Trail, which leads into juniper woodlands and mountain shrub habitats. On the Crimson Trail look for Golden-crowned Kinglet, Rock Wren, and Canyon Wren. White-throated Swifts can be seen flying around near-by cliffs. A loop walk from Spring Hollow, along Crimson Trail to Guinavah-Malibu, then back along the Riverside Nature Trail will be 4 miles with some steep terrain. Visit this site any season except winter.
Riverside Nature Trail 052
Length: 1.3 miles
Trailhead: There are two entry/exit points:
1) Spring Hollow Campgrouond has a small parking area at the entrance
2) Guinavah Campgrouond, near the amphitheater
Features: The Spring Hollow section of this trail is wide with interpretive signs and benches. The section before Guinavah narrows and includes a steeper climb.