Trail Details

First Hamongog from Dry Creek TH<br />via East Hamongog

First Hamongog from Dry Creek TH
via East Hamongog

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 4.0 to 6.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 9 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1440 feet
 Main Aspect: South
 Climb Rate: 320 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 6%
Notes: This is a good trail to take if you want to do a loop. You could go up Dry Creek and down to Schoolhouse Springs. The trail splits about a quarter mile above Horsetail Falls. You need to go left (west). Then when you see another trail forking right, immediately turn to your left toward the creek. You cross here in a shallow area. 1
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Dry Creek TH
Trailhead Elevation: 5660 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: Dry Creek is a popular trailhead with hikers and horse riders, located in the northeast corner of Alpine. It is one of the few trailheads left in Alpine that does not cross private land and is assured of never being cut off by development. The trailhead is at the end of the road that goes past the Alpine Rodeo Grounds.

Waypoint 1
East Hamongog
 Elevation: 7280  Feature: Meadow
Notes: It’s not as well known as the other 2 hamongogs (meadows), and people passing through might not even realize they are in the hamongog. Still, in my opinion, its the easiest way to Lake Hardy.

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.

Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.497022    Longitude: -111.752186 

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