Mt. Timpanogos Timpooneke Trail

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Trail Distance: 14 miles
Time Estimate: 8 hr 10 min+
Elevation Gain: 4390 feet
Leash Rule: Unknown
Difficulty: Hard
Parking: $8
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description
An $8 entrance fee will get you into the Mount Timpanogos Wilderness, a gorgeous park in Utah that's one of the most visited destinations in the state. Mount Timpanogos is a great hiking challenge. It's the second tallest mountain in the state, and very hikable. The Timpooneke Trail is the less popular way to the top, but the view is just as gorgeous at the summit. Some hikers prefer to hike with fewer company as well--your dog could be all the companionship you need! 


This hike is going to take a full shift of effort. You should be prepared to spend a full day on the trail. Pack in your day's food and water for you and your pup. You'll come across small lakes and seasonal waterfalls, but their water isn't safe to drink. Follow the "leave no trace" principal to ensure you leave the wilderness as gorgeous as you find it. 

The Mount Timpanogos Timpooneke Trail starts tough. You're going to face a steep incline right from the trailhead, which is located near the Timpooneke Trailhead Parking Lot. You're going to gain a lot of elevation right away. Roughly half the hike will take you from the parking lot to the Lower Basin area beneath the mountain. This area is mostly forested, with amazing vistas that open up only to be swallowed by the trees again. This pattern breaks when you get to the Lower Basin. There, you'll get a brief respite from the climb. The path flattens out, and you can enjoy amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Take some pictures with your pawsome hiking pal, and then hit the climb to the summit. The last quarter of the hike is quite steep! 

When you're on your way back down, resist the temptation to cut switchbacks. It erodes the mountainside and makes the path less beautiful and less safe. 

You're going to love the tough, but gorgeous Mount Timpanogos Timpooneke Trail! 

Trail Features
Mountains, Steep Inclines, Diverse Landscape
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers
Cautions & Considerations
Stinging nettles grow in the area; familiarize yourself with their appearance and avoid letting your dog walk into thick foliage. Though not dangerous, nettles are painful and the sting is difficult to soothe.
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UT-92
Provo, UT 84604
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