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!