Trail Details


Roberts Horn from Timpanooke Trailhead
via Emerald Lake

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 6.0 to 10.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 12 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3633 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 606 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 11%
Notes: Robert’s Horn is seldom climbed, but has a great view of the Timp area. You can see both major trails, the peak, Emerald Lake, and much more. 3
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos



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
Emerald Lake
 Elevation: 10360  Feature: Lake
Notes: I love the color of Emerald Lake. I could just stare at it for hours. The lake is at the base of the Timp Glacier, so depending on the time of the year, it might be turquoise blue, or green. It often has red streaked snow (watermelon snow) around it. During busy times of the year, TERT will station volunteers at the shelter to aid others who might need help.



Destination
Roberts Horn
 Elevation: 10993  Feature: Peak
Notes: It is named after Eugene, Timp Roberts, a BYU professor who organized an annual Timp hike from 1912 to 1970, which was stopped by the Forest Service after it was determined 3500 people on the mountain in a single day was unsafe for people and damaging to the mountain.



Maps and Aerial Photos


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