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that trail is death. no way to go it...

Truly breathtaking! Started the trail around noon and got back to the car at 9PM. Moderate incline until the very end, but nothing very difficult - the length is what starts to wear you down. Wildflowers still in bloom and spotted some friendly goats along the way. A must do experience.

We got to the parking lot at 5:30am and it was full, so make sure to come early if you want a spot. Other than that it was a gorgeous hike! Lots of wild flowers, we saw multiple goats, deer, and even a moose was near the trail as we came around a corner. It took us about 5 hours up and 3 down.

Picked an amazing day to hike timpanogos. Started at 7 am. It was overcast so it stayed cool all day and even rained a bit. I would say this is rated difficult just because of the distance. I think the elevation gain is moderate. It was a gorgeous hike and the wildflowers are spectacular right now. Go soon before you miss them!! Took me 4 hours to get to the saddle, 5 to the summit and five to get back down.(down is always harder for my knees so I take it slow!) I saw the infamous mountain goat mama and baby, chipmunks, and deer. Gorgeous hike and definitely worth going to the very top. There was seriously a party going on up there.

Great workout. Lots of people (several trail runners) on a narrow trail, but everyone was friendly. Watch out for stinging nettle.

9 days ago

What a beautiful hike. It was 8 miles to the summit, took me about 6 hours to reach it. I met another hiker who said it only took him 3 hours. I like to stop a take photos, enjoy the views. 5 miles up the side of the mountain to what I call the Grand Cirque. Great view if Timp and the saddle to the right. Beautiful meadows of wildflowers. And I can see the trail from Aspen Grove crossing the long rock slide/snow field. That’s a much tougher hike. The final climb up from the saddle is like a giant staircase. 40,000 steps total. I’m ready to go again. Go say hi to the goats.

11 days ago

One of our favorite hikes in Utah Valley. The hike itself is fairly rigorous and you get to experience some varied terrain along the way. The view at the top is an amazing pay off for the journey up. What makes this hike one of the best in the area is because it is often looked over. We had the whole trail to ourselves on a Saturday. Being able to get lost in the wilderness for a few hours make this an amazing experience.

Amazing hike today. The views were amazing. We started at 5am and the parking lot was full. Really hot until we reached higher elevation. A lot of people.

Unbelievable and pretty tough. We took our time and stopped to enjoy some moments along the way. 9 1/2 hours total. Mountain Goats... yes!!!! Mamas with babies. I wasn’t afraid until other “humans” started acting stupid! Getting with in feet of the goats to take selfies, getting between mamas and babies. Completely unaware that by getting close to the goats, they were scaring them and pushing them toward us. Several times during the different encounters I thought someone was going to get charged. I hate breaking trail, but there were 4 goats and 2 extremely stupid humans and I was genuinely afraid for the safety of our little group. I was concerned, initially for the other hiker, until he kept opening his mouth! After that, my concern retreated and we just got ourselves clear. I felt very sad for this little goat family. They were scared, and because of that, very aggressive. Please be respectful of the animals. We are guests in THEIR homes!

Beautiful hike. No water to pump after scout falls, bring a lot.

Pros: Good views. Solitude. Flowers. Get to enjoy an 11k foot peak to yourself most likely.

Cons: Hot and exposed to the sun with little to no shade. No reliable water sources. Relentlessly steep, particularly the last third.

If you do it I suggest bringing 1 gallon of water per person. That's what I took and it was just about the perfect amount.

First time back on this trail in 20 years and hiked with my son and brother-in-law. They were both first time hikers and it was probably too far of a hike for their first time. We were doing good until we headed up the switchbacks to the saddle and then got delayed by two mama mountain goats and their two kids. They parked in the center of the trail at the end of the second south switchback and moved after 20 minuets. The aggressive one even came within 5 feet and stared us down for a good minute. They finally ascended above and we ran into them two more times and had to wait another 10 to 20 minuets each time. Now I’ve been chased by a mama moose up on Timp because I got between her and her calf unknowingly, so I wasn’t about to make the same mistake with these mountain goats!

Waiting on the cliff sides for that long was too much for my brother-in-law and my son so they only had enough energy left to make it to the saddle. It was still a gorgeous view and a perfect place to have lunch. Our goat friends were up there and came intimidatingly close to the group of us up there and they even parked right at the start of the trail to the summit and blocked our way up. So I take it as another manifestation of the “curse of the billy goat” since I’m a Cubs fan!

I was disappointed we didn’t summit, but I wouldn’t trade the experience for the world! I grew up on this mountain and absolutely love it’s majesty and beauty!

16 days ago

I dont think this area gets enough credit. I think this is one of the best hikes in the Valley but this website has a lot of funny hikes ranked higher. I think the views and challenge of this hike are better than anything else the area has to offer. My wife and I did this with our 3 month old a few years ago and loved it. I do only give it a 3 star simply because hiking in other parts of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming is just better and I cant just give out 4 and 5 stars to everything I like!

this hike was incredible. the most challenging one I've ever done. it isn't too steep for most of it, just very long. it's even flat on some spots. we saw lots of families with kiddos around 8-15 yo and I was so impressed that they made the summit! with me sea level lungs I made it to the saddle. it was very hard but rewarding. started 7am and made it back down in 10.5 hrs total time. had to stop a lot. it's very narrow and can be highly trafficked. wear hiking shoes!! bring lots of water and food. it's a full day affair. definitely do it! you won't be disappointed.

As this was my first time hiking up a Utah mountain or mountain in the Rockies (I just moved here from the east coast), I wasn't sure what to expect. Somewhere between mile 1 and 2, I made a wrong turn, and I was climbing up a steep rock field. I had apparently missed my switchback. Even though this is difficult, it's important to remember that horses take this trail. So if you get to a spot where you think, "there's no way horses could have climbed this," then you've probably gone the wrong way. I made it about 5 miles before I decided to turn back. Not knowing what to expect, I was worried about doing it solo, but I saw lots of people on the way. There are a few small waterfalls. Scout Falls is probably a mile or two up and is much larger than the other spring falls. So it's not like you have to summit to see some great views. The meadow which is probably around mile 3 is breathtaking. The most adventurous part happened about a mile from the parking lot on the way back down. I turned the corner of the trail and there standing in the path about fifteen feet away was a female moose. We stared at each other for a second, and then I bolted back up the trail. I waited to see if she was coming up the trail or would exit, and a few seconds later, there she was slowly walking up the narrow path. I bolted again. Just ahead of me was a spring/waterfall. My thought was that she would at least stop for a drink, so if I could get off the trail, and when she passed, then I could bolt down and escape behind her. I decided to climb up a little ravine off the trail in the brush and get behind a large tree. I figured if she came up, I could try and use the tree to block her if she tried to attack. As I held my breath as best as I could to be completely silent, I heard the faint sound of drums. After I listened for a second, I realized it was my own heart beating. When the moose was just below me on the trail, I heard voices of hikers that were about to approach her. I thought about yelling to warn them, but I was trying to stay quiet. Suddenly they yelled, "Moose!" and stopped. They had a small dog who was both timid and curious and it scared the moose. Unfortunately, it scared the moose right up the ravine where I was. So I started sliding trying to get behind the tree, and she heard me. It must have startled her because she ran down the path a bit further and then went up the ravine away from where I was. The hikers thought because of the noise I was making trying to get down that I was another moose. But in the end, we humans were happy to see each other.

What a beautiful hike! Started at 1:30am and hiked to see the sunrise. Heavily trafficked; saw a lot of groups headed to the Saddle around the same time as us. Amazing views throughout the entire hike! Highly recommend giving this one a go!

on Box Elder Peak Trail

18 days ago

Gorgeous trail and very few people (I only saw 3 people during peak hiking hours). The middle portion of the trail is a tad overgrown, but not as bad as I expected. The final mile is pretty difficult, but the view is definitely worth it. I hike quite fast and it took me roughly 2.5 hours up and 2 down. A trail for true adventurers!

It is definitely not an easy hike, but it worth completing. Every single step of the trail offered beautiful view of the mountains and wild flowers. We saw a few families of mountain goats with their babies. Loved that hike

Beautiful yet challenging hike. Didn't feel the trail was extremely steep but it was difficult due to the length. Once we passed the saddle it was pretty cold and windy. I would've liked to have gloves with me as my hands were cold holding my trekking poles. I did put a beanie and a jacket on. Views throughout the trail are beautiful. I'd recommend doing it at least once a year.

20 days ago

Very Busy Trail, lots of dirt bikes, trail needs to be maintained but it is difficult to do so because the type of dirt. Some parts of the trail are missing, easy to get lost or loose track of the trail. Nice views of the lake

Must do once a year at least

25 days ago

The most beautiful hike I have ever experienced.

Beautiful hike!! My fit bit tracked 8.25 miles up not 7 like the description says. But worth it! The first 7 miles are pretty moderate. Only slightly uphill, or even level. Pretty small waterfalls throughout the route and beautiful wildflowers this time of year. After the first 7 miles you’ll reach the saddle which is when the trail starts to get steep and rocky. You only have to do this for about a mile winding around a smaller mountain right before the actual peak with the shack on it. Took us about 4 hours up.

Very over-grown but beautiful! The wildflowers are out now, too! My watch caught the distance as 12.4, but probably because I parked my car just down the road a bit. Bring plenty of water, there is only one good stream to fill up at!

Gorgeous hike yesterday on the Solstice. Not many people, but it was a weekday. Saw lots of beautiful wildflowers, but little wildlife (only birds). Some hikers warned of a very aggressive goat, but we didn’t come across it. There is a lot of shade the first few miles, then none the rest of the way to the top. Still a few moderate snow patches on the trail, but easily got through them with only trail runners (no poles). My puppy loved playing in the snow and waterfall creeks going across the trail a few times. I loved the view from the top! Bring lots of water, snacks and a windbreaker for the top!

Recommendation: is to start at the timpooneke trailhead which is the one that is listed as directions from alltrail, since you don't have to worry about trying to cross snowfields as talked about from Aspen grove. Aggressive lone mountain goat beware with dogs or horses. Great views took 3.5 hours to reach the top and 3 hours to go down. 6$ parking fee for a 3 day pass, bring cash. Was not a bad hike at all everyone said it would get steep and I felt like it never did get steep for longer than 5 minutes. The famous local Ben Woolsey just completed his 957 time to the top today on 6-21. He wants to be over 1,000 by the end of summer

Challenging but well worth it!

Beware, there was a lone aggressive mountain goat tonight about half way down the trail, that followed us about 3 miles down, making aggressive gestures. I highly suggest you Google what to do if confronted by a mountain goat before heading up.
other than that, it was fantastic! We saw a bunch of other mountain goats by the summit and toward the top of the trail that were in groups & paid little attention to us. Incredible views & not terribly steep but you notice the lower oxygen high up, more frequent small breaks did the trick though.

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