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this was a great trail.

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike, lots of trees, can do just this hike or add Indian Trail into it.

This was my first time on the trail. As of yesterday, it will take breaking trail for the final two miles to get to the summit. I wasn't willing to go further than the tracks went. There was a wind slab just before "the meadow" that I wasn't willing to cross, as well as some other evidence of snow instability along the way. I wanted to write this review to let people know that this trail is probably a ski/mountaineering adventure and not a hike at this point (probably from about mile 4) until next season. In addition, I was glad I had microspikes on my shoes after the first mile. It was intermittent ice/snow and mud for a couple miles and then straight snow after that.

hiking
2 days ago

Super dope view, also make sure to go right at the radio tower and not into the rocks on the left there is no way to get to the trail without backtracking.

It was a really challenging trail for me. It’s a good trail to overlook the city, but not much of an escape. I would recommend it for fireworks watching. The traffic, planes, trains, and emergency vehicles are audible all the way up the trail. The work you put in doesn’t feel like an equal output.

i went sunday. the alternate route is from sheeps creek road. about 10-15 miles past diamond fork. once you make the left on sheeps creek road, another 11 miles of windy road. trailhead is on the left. you can see my recording to get an idea of where you start. hope this helps

love this hike ALOT.

This was a great hike. It is correctly labeled as "hard," but only because of the distance. The trail is a steady climb up switchbacks for a few miles, and then several miles of ridge-walking, before a strenuous climb to the summit that lasts approximately one mile. By the time that I was done, my joints were aching and I was very tired, but only because I had hiked 17 miles, and not because of any particularly difficult section.

We saw moose and mountain goats, and we signed our names in the log book at the summit. It was a great day.

Enjoyed the challenging hike during the cooler temperatures. Very peaceful at the end to relax.

Beautiful trail with fall colors this time of year. The trail is dirt packed and slightly damp from the cool weather with lots of fall color leaves on the ground. Getting to the overlook is fun with some pretty easy switchbacks, but be sure to keep hiking till you get to the wooden bench and don’t stop early despite the trail map. The views from the overlook are gorgeous with a great mountain view and city scape. The dogs and I had a great hike!

This trail takes you through beautiful pine forest. The view from the top is also nice.

Steven-how do you get to the alternate trail??

hiking
9 days ago

Good hike, nice views. Lots of Fall colors. Moderate hiker traffic and horseback travel.

Trail is a nice trail, packed dirt. Went on 10-5-18, and fall colors are amazing. the view at the end is well worth the hike. stunning overlook views throughout the hike. Took parents who are in their 50s and not acclimated to the elevation and they were able to make it the whole hike (they are in decent shape though). Took us 1.5 hours to get to the top at a slowish pace and 45 minutes to get back down at a quick pace. From car and back, my phone tracked the entire hike at 5.59 miles.

First of all let me say WOW! We are from the Midwest and this was the third hike of our short stay. We wanted to go out with a Bang! And it felt like we did. We chose this hike based on reviews on this site so let me add my .02 (keep in mind we live at 800 ft.). We didn’t get to the lot as early as we had hoped but we started out just before 0900. Gradual climb and to be honest we got a little cocky, took our time and tons of photos. After we hit the first meadow and headed up it got a little steeper and the snow started at 8200 feet, the views were beautiful. We honestly didn’t know what we were in for as we knew (hoped) to crest but we saw the peak here and there through all the weather that came through. When we hit the last meadow before the push to the saddle we started running into what appeared to us were locals who actually knew what they were doing. We even believe that we met the famous “Ben”. We started running into a few people who decided not to go further or had been warned of the conditions at the saddle and had already turned around or stopped their ascent. If we actually met “Ben” he had also decided to not even head to the saddle. We had traveled too far to quit and the altitude clearly clouded our judgement (Ha) so we continued. We followed up who to us must have been an Olympian (she was nicknamed the Olympian) as well as two runners. The trip to the saddle was super sketchy as there was ice under the snow (3”) on the rocks but we had made it. We encountered both runners later who tried to reach the peak but neither did. At the saddle we talked to the “olympian” who was super nice and it sounded like she had made this hike before. Her group backed out due to weather so she came up on her own. After talking to her for a few minutes she also decided not to try and reach the summit. Visibility was about 30 feet and snow was getting deeper. I decided that I loved my wife so we opted out. “The Olympian “ was kind enough to take a few pictures of us and we followed her down. The hike was amazing and was plenty difficult. The people that we encountered were awesome. If you get a chance to try, make sure you do it. Make sure to bring plenty of water and fuel.

hiking
10 days ago

Not a bad hike, definitely worth the views. Cold and windy at the top, great way to spend the day in the mountains. Took 6 hrs 40 mins with spending about 30 mins at the peak.

Called the ranger station and diamond fork was still closed, she didn’t know when they would reopen it. So I went and used the alternate trail. Very steep and strenuous compared to the normal trail, but still did it in about an hour each way. Had the whole place to myself, but water levels are low in all the pools, and the river was nice and muddy today. I posted pictures too in case anybody wants to see.

It was a crazy adventure up to Mtn. Timpanogos Summit! There was 40 mph wind, rain, snow, clouds, and sunshine all together. It was a fun Utah hiking experience that’s for sure! I definitely learned to come in July- Mid August while the wild flowers are blooming and the sunshine is shining! Don’t go in October. Haha! Also, you’ll see so many mountain goats! They do love to get their photos taken and chill on the trail, but don’t get too close.
It’s a challenging hike and some sections are steep, so plan for 6-8 hours of the day hiking (based off your pace or group size). I highly recommend going with at least one buddy. Bring enough food (like a snack & a lunch), at least 2 liters or more of water, a light-weight windbreaker, and a extra pair of socks or dry shirt to change into for hike back down (it’s definitely worth it).
Have a fun adventure and stay safe out there.

The road was closed as of a couple days ago due to fire related things. If you must know, call the Spanish fork ranger station and inquire if the diamond fork road is open again yet or not.

So the ‘trail’ is closed? Or the gate for the road is closed? I’ve hiked to it when the gate was closed.

Amazing hike/trail Run! You will likely see wildlife, moose, deer, mountain goats, jackalobes... ok maybe not the last one.
Anyway, if its your first time hiking Timpanogos bring one more layer of clothes than you think will need. It's usually super Humid, windy and much colder at the top than you would guess.
Bring more FOOD than you might think you need and multiple bottles of WATER! Your hike will go so much better if you eat and drink enough. remember to snack/fuel frequently.

I also used strava on this trail and it told me Out and Back is actually 16 ish miles. Just an FYI.
This is a stunningly beautiful hike. You are going to love it.
Have fun!

Those anyone know if the trail is open now?

Trail is still closed as of Oct. 1st due to the fires. I'm not sure how to find updates. The fire wasn't listed on the map.

Hiked on Sept 29, 2018; mostly sunny with daily high around 75 degrees, left from Timpooneke. This is the best weekend for changing leaves, which explains the large crowds. At 4:00 am about 70% of the parking lot was filled. (If you haven’t paid, use the envelopes to avoid a ticket, which we saw on many cars after we returned.) We started at 4:30 am, hiked in dark with headlamps until about 7:30. This means we hiked through the fall colors in total dark, completely missing them on the way up. This is a long hike, but also probably the easiest of the big peaks in the area. Trails are very nice and easy to follow, with relatively uniform ascent the entire way. There is nothing dangerous or technical, it’s just long. A cold, strong wind from the west was blowing on the west side of the mountain, which you hit at the saddle. Light windbreaker was much more valuable than heavier clothes that breathes because the wind goes right through that. Otherwise, the west side was very pleasant. Trail was very busy. We needed about 3 quarts of water. Total trip was a bit over 8 hours, which included a few, but not many, rest periods.

September 30, 2018. Driving to Mt Timp, it was sunny and warm for late September with temps close to 70 in Heber at 7:45. The summit of Timp looks extremely imposing from a distance but the hike is quite gentle for the first 6 miles. The fall foliage was peaking so the entire valley was red and yellow. As we got above the tree line, the wind really started to pick up and the temps started to drop. Once we got on the ridge, the wind was howling at about 30-40 mph but luckily you hike to the summit on the west side of the mountain so the wind was pushing you into the mountain. The final mile to the summit is steep but it doesn’t require any true bouldering. The summit has a cool metal open hut which provides a little reprieve from the wind. The summit offers amazing views of Provo/Utah Lake to the southwest and Heber to the Northeast. We saw some impressive mountain goats on the way down. It took us 4 hours up with about a 20min lunch break and 3 hours down. Round trip was 14.5 miles.

hiking
15 days ago

Single wide trail. Definitely moderate. Hard work for young kids.
We missed the Salmon by two weeks. Next year we will make it a priority to be here mid September.
Beautiful colors and spectacular views.

This was 100% hardest trail I’ve ever done. It took us 10.5 hours to hike all the way to the top summit. I am not the most physically fit person and my knee was killing me by the end but it’s worth it! Watch out for high winds at the Top ( an extra windbreaker or sweater) and take enough water! On our way down we did spot a black bear, moose, and deer ( dusk) - of your not fast make sure you pack a headlamp, it was very helpful ( specially if you start you up hike anytime after 9am

Easy walk to beautiful hot springs. Not crowded when we went early in the morning. The trail is mostly flat and very well maintained. The hot springs are just as colorful as they look in the pictures. Many are too hot to swim in so be careful. Definitely going back.

FYI trail currently CLOSED related to fire.
I only gave 5 star so it wouldn’t drop the rating.
Plan to come back another time

hiking
17 days ago

It was pretty terrible. The hike was fine, me and my friend got lost a little bit, but nothing serious. The views were great too!! We found the cave just fine. BUT the cave sucks! The ropes that you use to climb up to the cave are SKETCHY!! They were pretty worn and I did not feel safe. When I got the guts to climb up into the cave, it was stupid. It smelled really bad, and there were spiders on the ceiling and it was super spooky.
Me and my friend DO NOT recommend the cave, but we DO recommend the hike.

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