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Cedar Hills, Utah Map

It’s 1.5 miles straight up hill. No gradual rises but totally doable. Went with my sons 5th grade Fieldtrip and had a great time!

The view is amazing. Anyone that says differently is taking it for granted. Bring lots of water because it gets hot and it’s uphill the whole way up. Make reservations ahead of time and bring a jacket for the caves because it can get fairly cold inside the caves. Loved it!!

I did not do the cave tour because tickets were sold out today so will give it 3 stars but the hike is a good cardio , I have enjoyed the workout. Next time will make sure to do the tour.

13 days ago

Meh. More for the workout, not the views.

I went on this hike with my grandparents, aunts, and younger cousins and although it was a fairly steep path, they all made it to the top just fine.

Great views. Uphill the whole way. Bring lots of water. There is shade and benches for resting. Great workout - took us about 90 mins up and back but we didn’t visit inside the cave because we didn’t know you have to buy tickets to tour prior - you can buy them there but we got there about 11am and wouldn’t have been able to get in a tour until 4pm. Recommend making online reservations. But still cool to make it to the top without going in the cave. A lot of families on the trail - a lot of the kiddos were crying or tired so depending on your child’s activity level they may not love it.

the hike up is steep, and the caves were pretty cool. I am not a huge fan of caves, so i can't give it a very high rating... but I did enjoy the hiking portion!! Ranger Elaina did a great job leading the tour, too. :) if you're going, bring water and a jacket. it's hot this time of year, and the cave is cold...

Plan to make a reservation for a cave tour which is only about $8. A National Park pass covers the entry fee to the monument. There were a lot of people and a lot of kids for a Monday in July but the hike although steep and pretty darn hot in the afternoon is really awesome. The trail is paved and well marked. We were shocked how unprepared people were, you need a lot of water and they tell people that at the ranger station and people weren’t even equipped with the minimum of water required. The cave tour is awesome. I would definitely recommend this hike and tour and would do it again but book an earlier tour time.

I really love this hike. It is pretty steep for most of the hike. Because of the quick elevation gain I would rate it as hard. There are people of all ages in this trail which is great!
There are mile markers to tell you how far you've come which is nice, especially going up hill. There are bathrooms at the top. Plenty of benches along the way make this hike doable for most all skill levels. The gates to go up open at 7 and when we got there right when it opened it was packed.
I would definitely recommend this hike to others. The views are incredibly beautiful, especially at sunrise.
If you don't like steep elevation gain I wouldn't do this hike at first. Work up to it.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Smooth, paved trail with spectacular views! People of all ages were spotted on this hike! The caves will be forever remembered!

1 month ago

Very steep hike. Beautiful views. Paved with lots of resources at areas but little shade. The caves are very cool and feel good after a hike up in 90+*! My kids ages 4-11 all did it with a few piggy-back rides for the 4 year old. Definitely a bucket list hike!

1 month ago

extremely steep paved trail. Had us huffing and puffing the 1100 feet strait up elevation gain. Not alot of shade but had a few benches to sit and rest on. I would rank this trail as hard. The way down was great with breathtaking views tho. The caves were interesting. Our tour guide was long winded and we just wanted to walk through but she stopped and talked alot.

A stretch for your legs and you definitely make an ascent up to the cave, but the views are beautiful and unique. Completely love this interesting hike!

Amazing views of the cliffs and canyons. Make sure you don’t go too late into the day because they stop letting people in the caves around 6pm. Will definitely try to go again so I can see the cave

Beautiful view, easy walk with some steep areas. The cave tour is worth it.

I like this hike for so many reasons. I love the steepness of the trail. I love the peace and quiet that you'll find because not many people are hiking this trail, and there are spectacular views to see the whole time you are hiking it. It gives you a really good workout because this hike is very challenging, and I would definitely not bring a beginner on it. Wear good hiking shoes that have traction. I found that it really wasn't that hard to get up the steep slopes if you're wearing the right shoes. Make sure you have plenty of time to get down the mountain because you will need to go slower, due to the loose gravel and rock. The slope is pretty steep and it can be hard on your knees, but if you hike slowly, you should have no problem.

2 months ago

My favorite daily hike! Been hiking it for 10 years and it never gets old. I’m so happy we are able to use this monument for recreational purposes.

We’ve hiked this trail before, and every time they have made beautiful improvements to this trail making it safer and more beautiful. My daughter (12) was feeling sick, but we decided to go for it anyway since my sister and the 7 other kids were so looking forward to it. The other kids (15,14,12,11,10,8,7) had no trouble scampering up this steep, paved trail. But because my daughter wasn’t feeling well, it took us a LONG time to get up to the cave. A whole school field trip got in front of us, so instead of the 9:45am tour, we had to go on the 11:30am tour. There was a wonderful ranger EMT that checked my daughter out, just one of many incredible rangers. The woman who lead our tour was incredible! The kids can still name the ingredients it takes to form a cave. The cave is incredible. So beautiful and interesting. This is a steep, tough hike not to be underestimated, but the cave makes for a great payoff!

Great hike. It was a first time I have been on a paved trail, but it was fun nonetheless. my friend and I were going to do the loop around Tibble Fork but we just couldn't find the trail (oops). We decided to hike up this as a plan b. totally worth it. If you want to go into the caves, you have to pay (I think it's $8 for an adult). We decided not to since I'm claustrophobic, but the hike and the views were simply awesome. I'd definitely recommend this trip.

Parked right next to the 5 mile marker. The only way in is to trespass a bit on the golf course. This hike was very dificult on my knees. There are some ledges at some point, but they can mostly be avoided.

Fun hike to do with family and friends. Love the stories they tell you on the tour.

well, I promised myself I wouldn't do it again, but decided that not only I'd do the north peak, but I'd work my way over to the tallest summit of the mountain. It was 3.1 miles to the north peak from the golf course..I then worked my way over to Mt. Mahogany summit of 9,000..I live beneath it and just wanted to stand up there once..worked my way down from there through the brush and trees and deer trails the best I could and finally made it to Timpanogos Cove Park (wife had to pick me up, feet were dead). Total distance 7.5 miles, total elevation gain 5,545 feet...coming down was pretty brutal, blisters, even with poles, but glad the dog and I did it..will download pics this week..

trail running
3 months ago

Quite an elevation gain over a short distance. A tough dig especially the last half mile to the top. Incredible views of the valley and time. A new favorite for sure.

The most accessible way to the trail is by trespassing on golf course land. I couldn't find a better way to get on. The trail is very steep, and loose. The good views don't start for a while, but once you get to almost the top the trail is cool. If you are running it, be prepared for some wrecked thighs.

I hike this everyday as a ranger. Hike in the morning for an easy in and out or for a cave tour.

If you’re hiking after 10am July-September bring 3L of water and take your time.

Good hike for cardio. Cool, long cave to walk through

Hiked this route this morning. Took about 2.5 hours to summit and 1 to return. This hike has portions which are incredibly steep, and the addition of the trail being largely loose dirt and rock makes for both a difficult ascent and descent.

This trail's one saving grace is its view into AF Canyon throughout the majority of the route. I was a little late for the autumn foliage, but I can imagine that it would be gorgeous in early October.

Super fun hike. Not for anyone that hasn't hiked quite a bit or is very active. I consistently run 50 miles a week and had to take many breaks on this hike. extremely steep. round trip is about 5.5-6 miles. this hike is no joke and I would consider it extremely difficult.

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