Trail Details

Bighorn Peak from Schoolhouse Springs Trailhead<br />via Second Hamongog

Bighorn Peak from Schoolhouse Springs Trailhead
via Second Hamongog

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 6.5 to 11.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 9.8 miles
 Elevation Gain: 5367 feet
 Main Aspect: South
 Climb Rate: 1095 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 21%
Notes: Follow the road to the First Hamongog, then take the left fork to the Second Hamongog. Take the right fork there and follow the Lake Hardy trail to the meadow where you drop off the spine of Bighorn. From there, head straight up the ridge. The more you can stay on the ridge, the easier it will be. 9
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Trailhead
Schoolhouse Springs TH
Trailhead Elevation: 5510 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: To get to the Schoolhouse Springs trailhead, follow the main road north through Alpine. It will eventually curve to the east. Turn north on Grove Street. It goes north with a sharp 90 degree curve to the east. Take the first left after the curve, then the first left off that road. Follow the dirt road to the Lehi Water Tank. The trail starts when you crawl through the gate.


Waypoint 1
First Hamongog
 Elevation: 7100  Feature: Meadow
Notes: First, what is a hamongog? In this instance, it means moutain meadow. The name is derived from a reference in the bible meaning Valley of the multitudes of Gog. The trail is to this meadow is somewhat boring. However, all trails leading away are fantastic. The trail splits here, the left for continues to 2nd Hamongog and the right trail go to East Hamongog.
Waypoint 2
Second Hamongog
 Elevation: 8150  Feature: Meadow
Notes: It is a good sized meadow surrounded on most sides by conifers. It is an excellent place to camp overnight if you want to rest before hitting the higher peaks.


Destination
Bighorn Peak
 Elevation: 10877  Feature: Peak
Notes: When looking at Lone Peak from Bighorn, you feel like you can reach out and touch the peak, which is really a half mile away. The views down Bells Canyon are awesome. Oh, and looking south, you see Box Elder Peak and Mount Timpanogos at near eye level.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.522659    Longitude: -111.744226 

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