Trail Details


Timp Basin from Timpanooke Trailhead
via Giant Staircase

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 4.5 to 7.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 8.4 miles
 Elevation Gain: 2810 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 669 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 13%
Notes: Once you reach Timp Basin, beautiful views will open up. Almost immediately, there is a junction. The right trail goes to an outhouse. Itís not in good shape, you might be better off just sitting on a log. This trail continues on to some engines of a WWII bomber that crashed in the 50s. The left trail at the toilet junction takes you across Timp Basin toward the summit. You will pass another junc 4
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.



Destination
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.



Maps and Aerial Photos



External Links
for this trail
Photos  WasatchHiker.com
Route Description  WasatchHiker


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