Timpanogos Trail (Aspen Grove)

#8 of 296 trails in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

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Timpanogos Trail is a 12.7 mile out and back trail located near Sundance, Utah that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible from June until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

There are two trails to the top of Timpanogos. This is the Aspen Grove trail. The other trail is the Timpooneke Trail. The Aspen Grove trail initially contains many switchbacks featuring many waterfalls and amazing views. The trail reaches a beautiful meadow area with some small lakes and the well-known Emerald Lake. The trail then stretches towards the saddle across a boulder field where it joins with the Timpooneke trail offering great views of Utah Valley. The trail then travels up the ridge towards the summit.

Travel up Provo Canyon on Highway 189 and turn left at State Road 92, which takes you past Sundance Resort. Continue up the winding road past Aspen Grove Family Camp and there is a parking lot about a half mile beyond Aspen Grove

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Done it three times once a night and this is one of my favorites so far!

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Great hike. A little of everything in one hike

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Best hike in Utah if you ask me. Most amazing views. Incredible terrain. Lots of exposure. Takes all day or make it a multi-day trip. If you're scared of heights this one isn't for you.

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I went there July 12, 2013. Starting at 5:30 am. So far hiking to Mt. Timp was one of my greatest hikes ever. The hike is long but it is worthy of any sacrifice because the place has a great scenery. The waterfalls, lake, flowers, animals and the creek's water noise was amazing. I loved sitting on the rocks and listening the water moving under the rocks, so relaxing! Here is a video I made: hope you guys enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y9NyagUk8s

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Of the two trail options to reach Mount Timpanogos this is the short and steeper of them. Very busy trailhead, although the waterfalls are nice at the beginning. I personally prefer the Timpooneke Trail.

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The waterfalls at the beginning if this trail are lovely, but timponokee is a much nicer trail in the long run. Easier grade, more shade, and better scenery.

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One of my favorite hikes! Be aware: this is a very crowded trail especially when Timpooneke is closed. I saw 200 hikers easily. You have to be a social hiker to enjoy this one. The ascent is a long one, and very exposed once you pass the cirque. Emerald Lake is a good lunch spot, and you can also refill on water. Take a moment and enjoy talking with folks from all over the country! There are also some mountain goats near the lake. Be careful crossing the boulder field near the saddle and follow the cairns for the easiest route. Best view of the valley by far. Also, get an early start or you won't find parking!

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This review is for Mt. Timpanogos summit from the Timpanooke trailhead. I mainly wanted to write the review to tell people to bring extra water and not rely filtering. In the later summer months you can't rely on running water after a few miles in. Now that I got that out of the way, I have to say that this has been my favorite hike in the area so far. It has everything you want in a great hike and is just the right length where you feel like you accomplished something. Never on this hike is the % grade out of hand, it's a nice constant upward slope. Only downside is that it is crowded, like national park crowded.

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Went up to the shack at the lake this last weekend. There is still a lot of snow from the lake to the ridge. A buddy summited and said it pretty clear from the ridge to summit. On the way up to the shack we crossed 5-6 snow bridges and a couple small snow fields. We crossed paths with 7 other people , 5 from the same group.

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