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The views are beautiful and the trail is challenging. I really enjoyed this hike.

hiking
2 days ago

I enjoyed every bit of this hike! Seeing the waterfall is way more impressive in person than in pictures! I learned via fellow hikers that the main path to the waterfall is considered the “south trail” but there is a “north trail” that leads to a different fall (?) will have to check it out the next time I visit! Otherwise sunscreen, a 2L water camel, good pair of waterproof hiking shoes, and bug repellent will be your friend.

Awesome view, definitely worth the hike!

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.

If your looking for a tough climb with a spectacular reward, this is the climb for you. Went to the top and there was still snow but wasn’t to bad. The downhill killed me and had to run 2 miles in boots to get off mountain before storm really started to come down. Would do this one again if I had more time here!

Love this hike! If it wasn’t for AllTrails map I wouldn’t have found the waterfall. Very steep hike but doable love it. When you get to the sign there’s a little area you go down to,it has a black rope attached to it just go down and follow the path. It’s very easy to miss so watch for it

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.

hiking
15 days 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.

hiking
18 days ago

@ Erin - Most of the trail didn't have any snow until you get closer to the top. You have to park at the lake parking lot and walk a mile on the pavement to get to the trailhead but it's an absolutely gorgeous view.

hiking
18 days ago

Does anyone know if this is still covered with deep snow near the summit? 5/6/2018

Loved the reward of the waterfall! It was strenuous and we stopped frequently. Make sure to bring lots of water and sunscreen. It’s very rocky as well in some areas. Reliable shoes are a must!

Awesome hikes and climbs!!

Hi Alyssa. Did you hike Timpooneke to the glacier this year (2018)? I'm looking for a snow report on the Aspen Grove side (your descent).

nature trips
24 days ago

Friday's hike on April 24th was a terrific outing. We passed by the falls headed towards Dry Creek crossing at 2.2 miles from trailhead and eventually returned to trailhead via trail on North side of creek. An ample number of flowers in bloom and encountered 7 Red-breasted Nuthatch as well.

definitely worth the view. Went up on the 4th of July last year, beautiful to watch the valley light up with fireworks.

We enjoyed the hike! It's pretty steep but not too long. It took us about 3 or 3.5 hours at a good pace with some breaks at the top. If you want a shorter hike, you can just go to the overlook, which is on the left at one of the spots where the trail splits. It's pretty from there too. The last part of the trail is quite steep--probably precarious if it was raining, and the trail feels small and almost like you are not going the right way. We think we got to the end, which was a nice spot of the falls, because the trail looked like it ended there. Right now, it's still pretty brown because leaves haven't come out much yet, so it's probably prettier later on. No snow or anything though. Also, we never saw a black rope where the description said it would be... And finally, we found some glasses and put them on the blank sign board at the beginning of the trail if anyone is looking for those...

STILL CLOSED

We started this hike from Coyote Hollow Ct this past Saturday (see our track in recent Recordings). Trail all the way up through Jacob's Ladder is clear and dry. Really not muddy at all. Snow isn't prevalent until just before you get to Mount Ennis. From Mt. Ennis on, it's basically all snow fields. Warm bluebird day and post-holed a few times up to the knees, but the previous tracks helped quite a bit.

We created just the 3rd or 4th tracks up. Snowshoes not needed for this. I would definitely bring microspikes and gaiters though. We stopped about 7.5 miles in at elevation 9,800ft (a daunting 4,800ft net climb) which is where we had the best open views of the cirque. Had we started earlier than 9am, we would've continued on toward the summit.

Great hike! Difficult but not awful. Worth it to go down to the falls. Just watch for the black rope just a ways up after the turn where the sign is.

This trail is tough, but the falls and view of the valley are worth it. The entire way up is a good climb, and the trail is pretty rocky.

It was a good hike. Rocky but good. The second half was still covered in snow making it hard to navigate the rocks. The view was spectacle. Our dogs did good on this hike too.

We like to hike up on the left side of the river. It's nice and shady much of the way. Can't wait to hike it again!

It’s a nice short easy hike. I take this route often on excursions up Timpanogos before the road opens to turn it into a loop. Up the road and down via salamander flat and pine hollow.

I usually hike the trail on the north side of the river, but I opted to try out the hike on the South side last night. It is interesting how different the 2 trails are. The South side is such a nice wide well maintained trail but is far away from the river that you can only hear it in the distance. The North side is a narrow trail that hugs the river so there is scenic views all along the trail. The South side has a nice straight shoot view of the falls, but kept hiking hoping to get closer and I never found an amazing view point of the falls. I will have to do research but I watched for Kairns to direct me to the great scenic spot and there was a only 2 ok far away spots that were along the trail. The North trail gets hard to follow up by the falls and if you miss a Kairn you can easily get lost. You are so close to the falls, but most routes to get close to the falls are precarious and a little dangerous to get down to the falls to actually see them. There have been people who have died here with just a slip and if you end up in the water here you are just done for. I think I still like the trail on the North side better for the views along the river are so amazingly beautiful, but that is not the official trail they want you to be on. So be careful when you get up to the falls and try to keep in your mind the landmarks of where those Karin's are so you can get back on the trail safely.

hiking
1 month ago

Uphill climb the whole way, but not too bad. Snow is all but gone and there are only few slick spots left. To reach the base of the falls, at the fork with a sign go left. About 30 feet up on the left you’ll see a side trail that’s a short, steep descent to a well traveled path. This brings you to the base of the falls where the magic really is.

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