Trail Details

Lone Peak from Schoolhouse Springs TH<br />via Second Hamongog

Lone Peak from Schoolhouse Springs TH
via Second Hamongog

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 6.5 to 11.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 10 miles
 Elevation Gain: 5743 feet
 Main Aspect: South
 Climb Rate: 1149 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 22%
Notes: Being someone who avoids exposure to steep dropoffs, this is my favorite trail to Lone Peak. You go through the 2 hamongogs, up a steep hill (or drainage, whichever you choose), then it is granite the rest of the way. You can get to the peak without ever putting your hands down for balance or climbing. Of course, the true peak is still across that narrow rock bridge with 600 feet of exposure. 9
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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.

Lone Peak
 Elevation: 11253  Feature: Peak
Notes: You have great view from Lone Peak. When I was on the south peak a few years ago, there were people on the true peak. I hollered at them to take my picture, and email it to me. They got a great shot of me with Box Elder and Timpanogos in the background.

Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.526862    Longitude: -111.756149 

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External Links
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Photos  PicasaWeb
Route Description  SummitPost
Trip Report  SummitPost

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