Squaw Peak Trail

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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

hiking
6 minutes 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!

hiking
1 day 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).

hiking
5 days ago

6 days 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.

6 days 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!!

hiking
6 days 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.

hiking
7 days 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.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

It's pretty easy until you get to the rock that says Squaw Peak and then it gets fairly steep.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

It's beautiful. Earliest I've hiked it is April, still snow at the top but its doable!

hiking
27 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! This hike has stellar views. In my opinion, it best done during the week to avoid the weekend crowds.

1 month ago

Awesome hike! It is a little more vertical than I like, but not a bad hike. Well worth doing!

hiking
1 month ago

Worth the hike! Definitely gonna feel it tomorrow

hiking
1 month ago

I missed the turn and ended up at a campsite, but it was a really pretty hike. Not too steep.

hiking
1 month ago

A good morning hike to start the day- feels pretty quick, some nice, somewhat small and 2 beautiful meadows closer to the peak. Cooper's hawks, downy woodpeckers, mountain bluebirds, among other birds seen. Decently trafficked, though.

hiking
1 month ago