Explore the most popular hiking trails in Timpanogos Cave National Monument with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We loved the hike and the tour! We took our 3 year old and 1 year old and they loved it.

One of my favorite hikes the way up is amazing and the caves are even cooler!

I was so looking forward to this trail, but we were unlucky 25 minutes into it a couple (Soldiers - a man and a woman) came back and told us that they just had to escape from two mountain lions who were running down the hill, frightened by something. She had to shoot in the air to make the mountain lions change direction. The woman was shaking so of course we all turned back. I am glad it was not us in front of them

We loved this hike! We went at 9 am when the trail was cool and shaded. It is a bit steep but paved and there are benches and places to catch your breath along the way. We’ve taken small children on this hike and have alternatively let them walk and carried them.

great hike took my 2, 5, and 8 year old boys they all loved it and was a lot of fun was a long hike but the cave was well worth it and the view was beautiful

27 days ago

Amazing and glad I had trekking poles!

Don't wear sandals like I did! Wear good athletic clothes because this hike is a great workout. There were points where I'll be honest, I wasn't sure hiking uphill all that way was worth the cave up top, but boy was I wrong! Happy to report it is definitely worth the climb. There are beautiful mountain and valley views, and the cave (thank goodness) was an amazing place to cool off on a hot summer day. Oh, and there's bacon inside (take a ranger tour, you'll see what I mean). My favorite cave in the national park service.

amazing all the way around. Loved it.

Hiked this on a Sunday with my dogs and only passed a handful of other people. We did have to move over for one guy on a dirt bike. Other than that, super peaceful and gorgeous! The view from the top was worth it even with the haze from the smoke from the wildfires.

Great trail. Steep at the beginning, but it levels out and you get some nice meadow views of Timp.

It's steep, but the cave is beautiful. Great hike

It’s 1.5 miles straight up hill. No gradual rises but totally doable. Went with my sons 5th grade Fieldtrip and had a great time!

The view is amazing. Anyone that says differently is taking it for granted. Bring lots of water because it gets hot and it’s uphill the whole way up. Make reservations ahead of time and bring a jacket for the caves because it can get fairly cold inside the caves. Loved it!!

I did not do the cave tour because tickets were sold out today so will give it 3 stars but the hike is a good cardio , I have enjoyed the workout. Next time will make sure to do the tour.

1 month ago

Meh. More for the workout, not the views.

I went on this hike with my grandparents, aunts, and younger cousins and although it was a fairly steep path, they all made it to the top just fine.

Great views. Uphill the whole way. Bring lots of water. There is shade and benches for resting. Great workout - took us about 90 mins up and back but we didn’t visit inside the cave because we didn’t know you have to buy tickets to tour prior - you can buy them there but we got there about 11am and wouldn’t have been able to get in a tour until 4pm. Recommend making online reservations. But still cool to make it to the top without going in the cave. A lot of families on the trail - a lot of the kiddos were crying or tired so depending on your child’s activity level they may not love it.

the hike up is steep, and the caves were pretty cool. I am not a huge fan of caves, so i can't give it a very high rating... but I did enjoy the hiking portion!! Ranger Elaina did a great job leading the tour, too. :) if you're going, bring water and a jacket. it's hot this time of year, and the cave is cold...

1 month ago

Beautiful! A great way to start your morning. We started trail at 7am and returned by 10am. We came across 7 mountain bikers and only a few hikers. Pleasant.

Plan to make a reservation for a cave tour which is only about $8. A National Park pass covers the entry fee to the monument. There were a lot of people and a lot of kids for a Monday in July but the hike although steep and pretty darn hot in the afternoon is really awesome. The trail is paved and well marked. We were shocked how unprepared people were, you need a lot of water and they tell people that at the ranger station and people weren’t even equipped with the minimum of water required. The cave tour is awesome. I would definitely recommend this hike and tour and would do it again but book an earlier tour time.

I really love this hike. It is pretty steep for most of the hike. Because of the quick elevation gain I would rate it as hard. There are people of all ages in this trail which is great!
There are mile markers to tell you how far you've come which is nice, especially going up hill. There are bathrooms at the top. Plenty of benches along the way make this hike doable for most all skill levels. The gates to go up open at 7 and when we got there right when it opened it was packed.
I would definitely recommend this hike to others. The views are incredibly beautiful, especially at sunrise.
If you don't like steep elevation gain I wouldn't do this hike at first. Work up to it.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Smooth, paved trail with spectacular views! People of all ages were spotted on this hike! The caves will be forever remembered!

Went on this trail with my wife and her younger brother. The views are breathtaking of timp. the first part of the hike is a steady incline, but becomes more even near the top. There were insane amounts little fuzzy caterpillars once you reach the second meadow on up. We had a couple of deer nearly run us over near the top!! there's plenty of shade to be had and besides the bikers, this was one of my favorite hikes I've been on!

2 months ago

Very steep hike. Beautiful views. Paved with lots of resources at areas but little shade. The caves are very cool and feel good after a hike up in 90+*! My kids ages 4-11 all did it with a few piggy-back rides for the 4 year old. Definitely a bucket list hike!

2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Lots of shade after the early part of the hike. Many wildflowers. Had to watch carefully for motorcyclists. Breathtaking views.

2 months ago

The best views looking back at the mountain were from Ridge Trail (we hiked about a mile on this trail, it is up at the top of the Pine Hollow Trail).

Hiked this trail the first week of June. Amazing white flowering trees at the time which I hadn’t seen up on the mountain before. Really beautiful views up at the top (hiking beyond Pine Hollow trail). Started hiking about 6:30 am and it was beautiful.

extremely steep paved trail. Had us huffing and puffing the 1100 feet strait up elevation gain. Not alot of shade but had a few benches to sit and rest on. I would rank this trail as hard. The way down was great with breathtaking views tho. The caves were interesting. Our tour guide was long winded and we just wanted to walk through but she stopped and talked alot.

3 months ago

I loved this trail! I would say the only thing that makes this qualify as moderate is the elevation gain. I did Stewart falls (qualified as easy) a couple weeks ago and I had a harder time there. I took my 4 and 6 year olds on this trail and they did great! It was nice because we went in the evening and only saw a couple people; it was so quiet. The only thing is, the actual pine hollow trail ends about a third of the way through the loop that the map shows. If you do the whole loop, you're getting closer to 5 miles. We just ended up turning around and got just over 4 miles which was still great.

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