Trail Details

Forgotten Peak from Timpooneke TH<br />via Giant Staircase

Forgotten Peak from Timpooneke TH
via Giant Staircase

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 4.0 to 7.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 6.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3087 feet
 Main Aspect: Northeast
 Climb Rate: 935 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 18%
Notes: Follow the regular Timpanooke trail up past the Giant Staircase. When you get to the turn in the large switchback just before the scree, leave the trail and head northwest up toward the ridge. 8
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos

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.

Forgotten Peak
 Elevation: 10447  Feature: Peak
Notes: The peak is quite a bit lower than most of its neighbors, and rarely gets climbed.

Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.413490    Longitude: -111.656572 

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