Trail Details

Lion Head from Y Mountain TH<br />via Bear Flat

Lion Head from Y Mountain TH
via Bear Flat

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 6.5 to 10.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 8.8 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3861 feet
 Main Aspect: West
 Climb Rate: 878 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 17%
Notes: An alternative to climbing Y Mountain is the Lion Head. Keep heading east at the junction with Y mountain, then look for another junction heading east after the trail swings south. 7
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos


Trailhead
Y Mountain TH
Trailhead Elevation: 5120 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Area: Utah Valley
Area Location: Various locations on east and north ends of the valley
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: Look for the big Y on the mountain above Provo. Head toward the base. The trailhead is located at approximately 900 Terrace Dr Provo.


Waypoint 1
The Y
 Elevation: 6050  Feature: Trail-Iconic
Notes: This is a good beginner hike to get a feel for what it’s like to climb Wasatch trails.
Waypoint 2
Bear Flat
 Elevation: 7400  Feature: Meadow
Notes: After climbing past the Y and through Slide Canyon, this meadow is a good place to stop before continuing on. It is also a good place to set up camp on an overnighter.


Destination
Lion Head
 Elevation: 8981  Feature: Peak
Notes: Lion Head is a highpoint in the valley between Maple Mountain and Provo Peak.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.243264    Longitude: -111.583638 

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