Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Alpine with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 day ago

This is a fairly straightforward climb to a waterfall that is, as others have noted, pretty dry this season. The first 1.3 - 1.5 miles of the ascent are rather featureless. Once you reach the higher altitudes, you start to get some views of the canyon and Alpine and Lehi beyond. It is a pleasant trail, one of the busier ones we hiked, but probably not one we will repeat.

As to the fork at the log referred to in previews reviews: there is a sign post pointing to Scout Falls which takes you on a short (but slightly difficult climb) and, if you take the other fork, you climb above the falls and get a nice view of the area.

The great: not much other than the clear paths.

The good: some of the views are nice and it is a good workout.

The not so great or good: busy trail, much of the trail is meh, a long way to drive to the trailhead.

3 days ago

The dirt road to get to the trailhead is a rough 5 miles. The trail itself becomes little more than an overgrown game trail for the last 3/4 of a mile. That being said, the views of Utah Valley, American Fork Canyon and beyond (great back view of the twin peaks), and the front, usually unseen side, of Timp, make this fun to do at least once. My 4 year old and 2 year old only had problems with the wildflowers and other plants that lined the trail that we brushing their arms, legs, and faces - since they were shorter than the plants.

The trail itself is beautiful right now. Lots of shade and wildflowers. It is a steady incline the whole way to the falls, but is very manageable. The falls themselves were a bit disappointing due to the lack of snowpack from this past winter. Like others have mentioned take timpanooke trail and stay right at the fork with the log. From there it’s a few gradual switchbacks to the falls. Word of caution, getting to the actual falls requires you to do a little bit of climbing up some rocky area ensnared with tree roots and the falls themselves are on a somewhat sheer cliff face.

the falls had little to no water and the trail wasn't well posted. have to be careful you don't continue on the timp trail.

Fantastic trail. Beautiful, family-friendly while still being a bit of a challenge. Beautiful falls at the end. Can get crowded, but if you go early it's just you and the wilderness! Watch for wild life; I saw a mother moose and 2 calves with her!

Great hike. Read previous reviews to follow the 7.7 mike hike and to stay right at the log so it worked out well! Lots of shade. Great for dogs. Proved to be a good workout!

16 days ago

Beautiful trail. Lots of shade after the early part of the hike. Many wildflowers. Had to watch carefully for motorcyclists. Breathtaking views.

The best views looking back at the mountain were from Ridge Trail (we hiked about a mile on this trail, it is up at the top of the Pine Hollow Trail).

Hiked this trail the first week of June. Amazing white flowering trees at the time which I hadn’t seen up on the mountain before. Really beautiful views up at the top (hiking beyond Pine Hollow trail). Started hiking about 6:30 am and it was beautiful.

This is a beautiful hike and the wild flowers are starting to appear. The waterfall isn't very big, but still really pretty so bring your camera. I will say that if you have bad knees this might not be the best hike for you. Also, the trailhead isn't marked very well so it's a little confusing. Take the trail marked as Timpooneke (the one marked as 7 miles.) You'll pass a few small water falls on the way up and then you'll see a big log where the trail forks keep right at the fork and keep going up. You'll see the bigger waterfall and when you keep going up for about another half a mile it levels off to where you have a beautiful 360 degree view, very beautiful! =)

Beautiful hike!! Gorgeous views, the flowers are popping out everywhere and very well maintained. Only sad the Falls weren’t as big due to our warm winter.

trail is open now. did it on a Thursday and only saw 2 other groups. not crowded at all. very pretty. lots of flowers and butterflies that kept my 2 year old interested. lots of little ups and downs but nothing very steep so he was able to hike quite a lot himself. we weren't sure at first if it was going to be 2.64 miles round trip or each way but it is definitely 2.64 each way. we hiked about 2 miles in then turned around because 5 miles total is a lot for my kid and our dog. but the hike itself was very manageable. lots of shady spots too.

Very nice trail with beautiful views! I didn't read the reviews that said to stay right at the fork (honestly don't remember a fork) to get to the top of the falls so we ended up climbing up some rock and cutting over about the middle of the falls. Will definitely try again to find the right way to go to the top!

Was a lovely evening hike with the kids. We had shade cover most of the way up that you wouldn’t have in the morning. There were a few forks in the trail that were unmarked so we followed a previous commenters directions and made it there no problem. Lots of smaller waterfalls to cross over on the way up added to the fun for the kids.

1 month ago

I loved this trail! I would say the only thing that makes this qualify as moderate is the elevation gain. I did Stewart falls (qualified as easy) a couple weeks ago and I had a harder time there. I took my 4 and 6 year olds on this trail and they did great! It was nice because we went in the evening and only saw a couple people; it was so quiet. The only thing is, the actual pine hollow trail ends about a third of the way through the loop that the map shows. If you do the whole loop, you're getting closer to 5 miles. We just ended up turning around and got just over 4 miles which was still great.

This may be easy for fit persons, but for those who are just starting to get in shape and are heavy, this is a bit of a strenuous ascent - but a great workout and well worth the views! We went on 6/10 mid afternoon - no snow and the trail wasn't crowded, we passed maybe a dozen other groups. We went up past the falls, took a right at the fork and hiked another mile to a windy clearing below Mt. Timpanogos where we spotted a female moose and a doe with 2 fawn.

Great little hike. The trail is a gradual incline all the way to the falls and easy enough for the whole family to enjoy. The scenery is beautiful and the falls are spectacular. We went on Sunday (6/03) in the afternoon-evening and the weather was perfect. The trail wasn't very crowded either. This is a perfect quick hike for anyone. Remember to stay right at the fork near the end of the trail and it will take you to the top of the falls.

The trail to this hike is pretty narrow and crowded. This trail gets a lot of people. The scenery while hiking is quite beautiful. It’s a peaceful environment, you get a calm feeling. Getting to the waterfall is a bit tricky. It looks like the trail ends but you just have to keep going. Successfully made it to the top but there isn’t much to see, I wouldn’t recommend going any further than the second level of the waterfall.

Beautiful hike or running trail. There is no snow left on the path. I went in the evening (6/3) and didn’t have any problem with crowds. Enjoy!

1 month ago

Even though the road is open now for Timp, this trail is getting a lot of traffic. Be aware, dirt bikes are out in force which may ruin the experience of this beautiful hike. This is my favorite WINTER trail.

Fabulous easy hike. It took me a minute to figure it out but here's some info that helped me. When you get to the trailhead it forks into three different paths. Take the one that says Timpanooke trail. It will go up to the right a bit and you'll pass a hiker registration board and a small building. This is the trail you'll take all the way up to the falls. A while down the trail, you'll run into another fork. The left trail has a log in the middle and is closer to the sound of the falls. The right trail goes up father and leads away from the sound of the falls. Take the right trail. It will lead you to where you want to go. Taking the left trail at this fork will only take you to the bottom of the falls and it's a long hike up to the top. I ran into some great people who directed me on which way to go yesterday. S/O to those awesome women!

Beautiful hike! Perfect for kids. Go during the week to avoid crowds

We parked from the gate at the alpine loop so it added about 4 miles in total (2 miles each way). Gorgeous weather and no one on the trail due to the long precursor of a walk. It’s a lovely valley to walk in.

Always one of my favorite hikes in the area. Just went up today (5/20) path was clear and barely any snow on the trail up to the falls. Usually around this time of year there are large patches of snow to hike over. The falls were a bit small today, I’m hoping as the snow on the upper mountain continues to melt the falls will grow, but with the limited snow fall this year I’m not holding my breath. Regardless of the amount of water this is always a beautiful area and one of my favorite mountains to be on in the summer.

road to get to this trail was closed today. could only park 1.5 miles away. didn't want to walk that far with my 2 year old to get to the trail so did pine hollow instead. not trying to give this trail a bad review cause we intend to do it later but check road is open first if you're planning to go soon. updated to add: found out road is closed until "late May, early June" so keep in mind most trails in this canyon will be inaccessible until June each year, even if they are perfectly hikeable by April or May.

Pretty great hike. we ended up doing this one because the road to get to any hike past this one is closed currently (not sure why). this hike was considerably steeper than the one we had planned as I had my 2 year old with us. he hiked a little bit of it and spent the rest in his carrier. it was pretty but the flowers weren't in bloom right now so it might be prettier when they are. (may 15 today). stream sort of follows the trail which is nice. there were only a couple small easily avoidable muddy spots. we brought our dog too and he loved it. saw lots of butterflies which my 2 year old also loved.

Didn't pick the best time of year for this one, went in early March. The snow got deeper and deeper as we got closer to the falls till we were waist deep for a good quarter to half mile. It was incredibly difficult to hike in that much snow but it was beautiful and I imagine it would be a pretty easy hike if there wasn't any snow! Part of the road was closed which added a little distance but not much.

We ended up on this trail when we got lost. It had wonderful views and tons of wildlife.

2 months ago

It was a difficult hike for me because of the elevation (I’m from Illinois). The views were amazing. We did get lost though. Thankfully a nice gentleman helped us find our way back to our car.


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