Trail Details


Mount Timpanogos from Timpanooke Trailhead
via Timp Saddle

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 7.0 to 12.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 14.8 miles
 Elevation Gain: 4391 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 593 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 11%
Notes: As you leave the trailhead by the restrooms, be sure to take the right fork toward the small shack, then the left fork at the shack. The other junction that causes confusion along this trail is at Scout Falls. Left goes to the falls, right goes to the peak. 3
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links



Trailhead
Timpooneke TH
Trailhead Elevation: 7360 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Fee Station: 8.4 miles
Area: Alpine Loop / Timpanogos
Area Location: Starts in American Fork Canyon or Provo Canyon
Area Fee: $6
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: Mt. Timpanogos is the most popular mountain hike in all of Utah. After Aspen Grove, the Timpooneke (timp-u-nee-kee) trail is the next most popular way to get there. The trail starts 500ft higher than the Aspen Grove Trail. As a result, it is not quite as steep. There are a lot of great destinations along the way though.



Waypoint 1
Scout Falls
 Elevation: 8210  Feature: Falls
Notes: The falls is just around the corner after leaving the Timpanooke trail. The trail goes behind the falls.
Waypoint 2
Giant Staircase
 Elevation: 8650  Feature: Cirque
Notes: The Giant Staircase is a series of large shelves on the way to Timpanogos Basin.
Waypoint 3
Timp Basin
 Elevation: 10170  Feature: Basin
Notes: Many calendar and postcard photos have been shot from the basin. The wildflowers are astounding. The Timpanogos Massif is huge. And the alpine scenery can be overwhelming.
Waypoint 4
Timp Saddle
 Elevation: 11055  Feature: Saddle
Notes: When you get to the saddle itself, be prepared to have you breath taken away. You are walking up the trail from Timp Basin and all of a sudden all of Utah Valley opens up to you. On a clear day, you can see from Mt Nebo south of Payson to the Great Salt Lake. You are now above 11,000 feet.



Destination
Mount Timpanogos
 Elevation: 11751  Feature: Peak
Notes: Mt Timp is not the highest mountain in Utah or even the highest in Utah County, but it is certainly the most visited peak in the state. Making it to the summit is exilerating. You are now close to 7000 feet above the valley floor. Make sure you take enough water.



Maps and Aerial Photos



External Links
for this trail
Photos  PicasaWeb
 WasatchHiker.com
Route Description  Climb-Utah
 SummitPost
 WasatchHiker
Trip Report  Mountain Album
 SummitPost
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