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Mount Timpanogos via Timpooneke Trail is a 15 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pleasant Grove, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 15.0 mi Elevation gain 4,425 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Backpacking Camping Hiking Forest Lake River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Over grown Rocky Scramble
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Know Before You Go. This trail accesses or travels through potential avalanche terrain. For more information and to read the daily avalanche forecast please visit: https://utahavalanchecenter.org Note: The road leading to the trailhead is subject to seasonal closures. There are two main trails to the top of Timpanogos, one of the most popular hiking destinations in Utah. This is the Timpooneke trail to the towering summit of Mt. Timpanogos. This challenging trail boasts of beautiful wildflowers, as well as opportunities to spot wildlife including mountain goats. The trail can be completed as a long, strenuous day trip, though some decide to breakup into a multi-day trip. Some of the switchbacks can be long and arduous. This route can be trail ran, but it requires excellent physical shape. You might see moose and goats along the way. A few good sources for trail conditions are the Pleasant Grove Ranger District, and TERT (Timpanogos Emergency Response Team) Facebook page. The parking lot gets really packed on the weekends, so get there early!

There is a parking area and a vault toilet at the trailhead.

There are no campfires allowed in Timpanogos Wilderness.

Go east on 92 into the canyon from I-15. Turn right (south) onto 056 and you're at the Mt. Timpanogos North Trailhead!

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Abby Jackson
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Road is closed about 1.5 miles from the trailhead

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Carson Anderson
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Tanner Cook
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Very cute with even cuter views, the trail isn’t too prominent but that’s because it’s mid November but still be weary

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Ray Anderson
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WalkingGreat!Rocky

Started at 1 in the morning, summited at 5:15 AM. We were one of the last groups to start hiking, but made it into 1st place by the meadow. Unfortunately, we had never summited, and did not know about the chimney you need to go up. We ended up summiting 3rd, and we had to wait 75 minutes for the sunrise. The hike back was nice, got some trailrunning in and saw a moose. Overall, about 10 hours, could be done faster of course.

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Gideon Both
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

I did this on the 4th of July and it was incredible. I would recommend hiking in the night and watching the sunrise. This hike isn’t to hard it is just long. The summit push is difficult but other than that it is pretty slow going. Definitely worth it I highly recommend it.

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Tanner Cook
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It’s fun, that’s all I’ve got to say. Also start at night so that you can hit the summit by sunrise. I promise it’s like 20 times better

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Easton Guevara
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could not get to the trailhead, road closed for the season

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Anika Jansen
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Was mentally prepared for this and so I knew it would be challenging. People do it all times of day, but a lot of it is exposed so if you’re going in summer time, beware. Because of the length, you typically have to leave early, also because parking lot is large but fills up. We didn’t use them, but poles might be helpful for some. Busted up and down in 5 hrs of moving time, but we really hustled. Took time at the top for views and snacks which was really satisfying!

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Shelby Sundquist
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Chilly but not bone cold. There is some snow on the trail but it's not an issue. All the switchbacks make this feel quite easy. There is some water along the trail if you absolutely need a refill. Most is frozen- the lakes on the Aspen Grove side are iced over

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McKenna Gordon
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Amazing experience. Beautiful and challenging.

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Millie Jones
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RunningGreat!
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Nathan Gupta
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Trail was challenging. Kind of a continual trudge, but for the experienced hiker who can handle elevation gain, this is your wheelhouse.

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Abby C
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HikingRockyScramble

Great trail, easy to follow... for the most part. It gets a little sketchy after you cross the saddle. Some rock climbing is required, but if you find yourself inching along a narrow, rocky ledge, you've probably gone the wrong way.

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Mel Legrande
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Completed 10/16. PThis was before the fire so great conditions, dry trail. It took us 8 hrs. We started at 6:15 am. Parking lot was half full. We took a couple of wrong turns at switchback so be careful as trail isn't always well marked. Bring jacket or coat and gloves as top is very cold. We didn't see any animals except a weasel.

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Brooke Dahoney
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We started at 5:30 on a Wednesday to avoid the crowds and was pleasantly surprised to find an almost empty parking lot. We hiked for the first 2 hours in the dark and saw the sunrise which was awesome. The trail is difficult towards the peak, and it is pretty well marked. Worth having the map downloaded just in case. We spent 30 minutes at the peak completely alone and the views are incredible. There was a good amount of people stopped about a mile and a half before the peak at a viewpoint which is almost another peak in itself. Get there early and it’s worth it. Your legs will be tired but it is oh so satisfying to have completed it. We ran most of the way down and after hiking the first 2 hours up in the dark it was like being on a totally different hike on the way down. Enjoy!

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Lindsey Watne
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RunningGreat!

There is a reason this one gets so packed. As per the other reviews, start early to avoid crowds (at least 5/ 5:30) on the weekends and find a decent parking spot. Lots of diverse, phenomenal scenery though. Little bit of climbing but nothing crazy sketchy. It can get cold/windy at the saddle and and top. I prefer to power hike up and run down, which puts it in the 4:30-5 hr range for me.

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Jeff Salin
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Great trail. Being from the Midwest, pretty tough hike. The wind and the cold after the saddle was pretty intense today. My15 yo daughter and myself climbed it. Took us about 9 hours total with frequent stops. During this time of year, no problems with parking. We got there at 6:30 AM. 2nd highest mountain in the Wasatch. You got to do it.

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Tamara Hass
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Late posting.. Went late Sept on a Sunday. Arrived at Trailhead at 6am to an almost full parking lot. Started in the dark. A lot of folks were already on the trail going up and coming down. By the time we left around 2, there was a huge line trying to get into the parking lot. Wouldnt recommend. Great hike. Elevation is spread over the distance so not too steep any part

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Clark Edwards
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It’s not as pretty as the other way. Still nice

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Stephen Bartlett
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HikingFeeGreat!RockyScramble

Stunning views the entire hike. It’s got some stretches that really push your legs and there were three points I needed my map on here to ensure I didn’t take a wrong turn. Definitely bring a jacket as the wind picks up significantly toward the top and can get frigid. Trail is easy to follow the entire way except for the spots where it splits and I had to refer to the map. Met some cool peeps on the trail and saw some mountain goats in the distance! Nothing overly difficult or intimidating, though people with a fear of heights might get tested a few times.

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Frieda McKaughan
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HikingGreat!
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Ken Caldwell
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Really great diversity makes this an interesting hike. High glacial lakes, shady forest, glacier crossings, steep slate switch-backs. I would not recommend for young kids, the unfit, or those with any sort of mobility concern. Awesome view from the top, especially at sunset.

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