Squaw Peak Trail

HARD 256 reviews
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Squaw Peak Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, rock climbing, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2814 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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7 days ago

Amazing view. Good incline but not terrible. Thoroughly loved this hike. Would recommend, it is difficult but with plenty of water and grit I think anyone could hike this.

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20 days ago

**The hike starts at the Rock Canyon parking lot. Walk in to the canyon and cross 5 bridges. Keep going for a while (I think from the parking lot its like 1.5 miles), and you'll see a fork in the road, there is a stick that just has "TRAIL" on it, you take the trail on the LEFT. There is a rock near by on the ground that someone has sprayed "Squaw peak" on it -- but its pretty faded. And then enjoy your hike UPHILL.

This was TOUGH. I had never done a "HARD" trail before, and underestimated how hard it was -- but its DOABLE. It is uphill (obviously, its a mountain) the whole way. But what makes this different is there aren't switchbacks for a gradual incline its steep the entire way!

There was more shade than we excepted after reading all the reviews and we went at noon -- probably the worst time for a hike! So that is good news!

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1 month ago

Went in the afternoon around 3 PM and took our group about four hours round trip. Be sure to bring: snacks and plenty of water. There are very steep sections, very few (if any) switch backs to alleviate the strain. Gorgeous view at the top and plenty of space to lay out and relax for a bit. 8/19/2017

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1 month ago

I would suggest doing this hike in the morning since only about half of it is shaded! This hike wasn't very crowded in the morning on a weekday and is steep but worth it!

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1 month ago

The hike isn't too bad, took us a little under 3 hours round trip. It climbs for most of the hike with a few extra steep sections. The view at the top is fantastic--both of the valley and of the mountains behind the peak. This is definitely a more scenic hike than it's neighbors (such as Y mountain).

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1 month ago

1 month ago

This is definitely a trail that will kick your butt, however it's worth all the exertion. Bring lots of water and snacks. I also recommend wearing long yoga pants for women because then you can wet your legs in the water streams and the icy cold wet leggings keep your calves cool and helps reduce inflammation. You will work up a hot sweat! This trail takes me 3 hours to complete round trip. Love every second!! The view is one you'll never forget. When I used my Garmin to track the distance from the parking lot to the peak and back, it totaled 8 miles.

1 month ago

Loved this hike! The first part before the left turn by the pole is very rocky, the part after the turn is steep but doable. Once you get to the meadow it's less steep until the last push at the top. The view is so worth it!!

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1 month ago

It was tough in some parts, but the view makes it all worth it! Luckily there's some shade on the steep parts, which made it more bearable. Not much shade when you're almost to the top, so make sure you have enough water to get you through that if its hot and sunny like it was for us.

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1 month ago

To those hiking squaw peak, make sure you DO NOT miss the turn! My friends and I missed the turn and ended up at a campsite, added 1.5 hours to our trip! When heading up the trail there will be a tall pole on the left, making a fork in the road. Take the LEFT trail. It will not be as rocky as the trail you have been following. There are two natural spring water fountains on this trail, if you get to the second you have gone to far. Watch out for the pole once you cross the 5th bridge (the bridges have numbers on them). Took us 2 hours and 20 minutes to get up (subtracting the 1.5 hour on the wrong path), 1 hour and 10 minutes to get down.