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wide range of things to see. so much fun and by far one of my favorite hikes I've done. I did the glacier and back down the other side so it was a bit longer but absolutely incredible.

Fantastic work out

Catching up on some reviews, so note that I did this in early September. I know many people start around 2am to get to the summit at sunrise, but I just wasn't done for that this go around. Started the trail around 7am and got back to the car around 2pm. Lots of people going both directions. The log at the top was already filled with 200 names, just from that day!! Saw a mother moose and her two babies, as well as a mountain goat. Beautifil wildflowers filled the fields. Great time with some good friends--would definitely recommend doing this one.

I loved this trail up to the saddle. I must have done it on the busiest weekend of the year so it was a little treacherous actually summiting due to mostly a lot of boys jostling, and the summit itself was very chaotic with lots of people on it. But the part up to that was pretty mellow and had such spectacular views of the wasatch and was lush with flowers. When I do this again, I’ll just go up the the big meadow on the timpooneke side or the emerald lake, once on the summit was enough for me.

Very gorgeous hike, serval mountain lion tracks all over today, all different sizes. Posted some pics of them above, including one picture with some blood spots in the snow... some mouse or rabbit had just been breakfast before we got there...

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1 month ago

Really cool trail, but it is very icy right now. You need good hiking boots or yaktrax or something to give you grip. We slipped several times.
Very pretty though!

I hike this every summer. Top 10 most scenic trails in Utah.

My wife, two small kids (6 and 8), and i hiked this during one of the warmest winters in history and there was still a lot of ice. Not a very hard trail but you will need something to deal with the very slick conditions. Plenty of photo opportunities, gorgeous views, but come prepared.

This Hike is my most favorite hike all year.  They river is amazing in the spring.  It is about 30 feet across, and it winds and turns along the trail, and creates gorgeous scenery.  The Horse tail falls are breathtaking and so incredible, but I think they are probably missed by many that come up.   It is called dry creek, so I am worried what happens to this river later on in the year.  I have a feeling that it is pretty seasonal, and when the snow finishes melting, then the river becomes less dramatic.
   To get to the hike, take the Alpine exit.  Travel East on Timpanogos Hwy to 5300 W (Alpine Hwy).  Turn East (right) on 200 N to 200 E and turn North (left) on 200 E. When the road forks take Grove Dr. Turn right on Box Elder Drive. 
We took the main left trail down to the river. The river is wide and so windy that it was gorgeous to watch. We walked along the river for 5-10 minutes, and then found a a few logs to cross the river. Do not cross the river if this is slippery or not safe. The trail on the right side of the river also goes up to the falls, and gets closer to first waterfall then the trail on the north of the river. The trail is narrow and is very windy, but has enormous charm because of the moisture of the air, and the area being so lush and beautiful. There are many pines, oaks, and wild flowers. The trail is almost soft at times from all the pine needles. There were times when the trails was a little steep, but there always seemed to be something close to grab to help from sliding. There was only one spot of the trail that I thought was a little dangerous. The trail headed down at a steep angle right towards a cliff into the river, but you can grab lots of things and take it slow to make sure you stay safe. I'm sure the trail will soon detour away from this area. It took us about an hour and a half to make it to the waterfalls. It was on the right side of river falling off the cliff. We were so excited that we made it to the waterfall, that we almost stopped. My husband had viewed this area from google earth, and he wanted to make sure there was not more, and just up a little further is the most amazing waterfall. It reminded me of the beautiful Oregon Waterfalls. I fell in love with it a little more for it has the same characteristics as the windy trail, and the windy river, for the waterfall falls forever while it twists and turns. This is an absolutely stunning falls. I can't wait to go back.
The hike on the north side is difficult, but amazing. It does get tricky and dangerous with 2 things on the north side of the river. First, getting close to the falls feels dangerous no matter how I go down. People have died here, so be careful. Second, one of the times I went up here, we lost the trail for a good 15 minutes. We just couldn't find the Carin to get back on the trail to head back. We finally spotted it hidden in the back of a little clearing with a fire pit in the center. Just pay attention to the Carins if you brave the north side.
The hike is approximately 3 hours round trip. 

1 month ago

Nice hike. Trail was icy and snowy for most of the hike. No wildlife today.

great hike

Really fun hike, way down was real slick cause of all the snow. But deffinetly worth the trip

Awesome hiking. Some snow and ice spots so walking stick or ski pole would be very helpful. Falls were beautiful and didn’t see a single other person on the trail (it was Thursday morning however).

Did this Trail in October. The views are incredible. Each section offers more and more just insanely gorgeous scenery. This hike is steep and long. Be prepared.

It was a fun hike! Beautiful waterfall; especially in the snow! It was pretty steep on the way but was worth it!

camped and hiked, very easy hike, beautiful

3 months ago

This is a fun trail filled with some really cool views! It’s amazing to look back at the canyon and see all the layers and colors. Loved that. It’s steep. I could see kids and beginning hikers not enjoying this trail for the difficulty. It is a nice trail though. Between the little streams, animals, and basins, it is a very enjoyable/ slightly difficult trail with a great length

Hiked about southwestern half of the trail on a loop trail from the Pine Hollow Trailhead. Good trail with limited views of the surrounding mountains because of the trees even with all of the leaves gone from the Aspens

3 months ago

Hiked this trail and the Ridge Trail up to the Summit Trailhead as part of a loop hike. Good trail with great view of the sun rise lighting up the surrounding peaks

3 months ago

One of my all-time favorite hikes. Great place to go in the summer--you are going to want to get in the water by the time you make it to the top.

3 months ago

Very beautiful hike! The path to the lower part of the falls is hard to find, it’s off to your left as your hiking up. You go down a little path and can use a rope that is provided to get down the steep incline. We also saw a dead horse that was off to the side near the beginning of the hike.

This is a beautiful hike with amazing views.

Love it

I went on a mid-November day after a light snow the day before. Magical. I can't imagine the conditions can be improved upon this singular perfect day. Cue the Lou Reed. Make sure to continue straight past the sign and scramble over some rocky terrain all the way to the falls. Don't deprive yourself of the payoff at the end. Quite grand.

The road is closed to get to the trailhead for winter, walked 1.8 miles up the road to get to the trailhead

4 months ago

rocky, steep, and dusty. a great workout. but the trail is so rocky it kind of ruins the hike....unless you like rocky trails.

Fairly rocky and steep in spots, but well worth the effort!

Great hike! Beautiful weather. Did hike 25 October. Some small icy spots lower down but not problematic. 2nd time up, much better experience than the first! Will do again.

4 months ago

Rewarding hike with wide somewhat steep trails. It took me 1.5 hours (I’m not a couch potato or a marathon runner; I land somewhere in the middle). Nice walkway to start with more rocks further up. Passed large boulder on right, then about 2/3 the way we passed a little meadow. Before crossing three streams, we saw a lookout on left. Well worth the 2 minute detour and path merged again with main trail. After passing three streams we came to sign in fork of trail, we went left and looked for little black rope on left. Would have been very easy to miss as it’s a tiny rope on a small trail. Amazing views at the end of that trail!

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