Provo Peak from Slate Canyon

HARD 5 reviews

Provo Peak from Slate Canyon is a 12.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
12.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7729 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike if you're looking for something difficult. Starting from Slate Canyon was fun but really pushed me. If you want an easier hike to Provo Peak just drive up Squaw Peak Trail and start a lot closer to the peak.

I didn't see any springs or rivers in Slate Canyon, and a maintenance guy said a lot of it has been piped underground. So bring plenty of water unless you know where to find it.

Beautiful rock formations up high in Slate Canyon, but it's a little sandy and gravely down around the trail for my liking. Overall a nice canyon.

The middle of the hike you walk around a mountain. You'll gain a few hundred feet then descend back down, which is a little annoying. But the view is great.

The final push up Provo Peak starts as a two-track going up, but don't stay on that trail for too long. Keep an eye out for a cairn (rock pile thing) because that's where you turn right onto a skinny trail. The trail goes through some small trees, then gets steep and zigzags along the ridge to the top.

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7 months ago

Super nice hike. Pretty hard, but a great challenge and very beautiful.