Trail Details

Giant Staircase from Timpooneke TH<br />via Scout Falls

Giant Staircase from Timpooneke TH
via Scout Falls

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.5 to 4.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 4.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1290 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 614 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 12%
Notes: From Scout Falls, you climb up through the Giant Staircase. There are plenty of switchbacks, so it doesn’t get too steep. 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.


Destination
Giant Staircase
 Elevation: 8650  Feature: Cirque
Notes: The Giant Staircase is a series of large shelves on the way to Timpanogos Basin.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.408048    Longitude: -111.642276 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
 Google Map (shows lat/lon on map)


External Links
for this trail
Photos  WasatchHiker.com


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