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Mount Timpanogos Loop

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 4.7 (13) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Mt. Timp is the second highest mountain peak in the Wasatch range, but is the most beautiful.


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14.9

Miles

24.0

KM

Lollipop

11,680' 3,560 m

High

7,359' 2,243 m

Low

4,856' 1,480 m

Up

4,845' 1,477 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

69%

Max Grade (34°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This loop has it all. Families can hike until they are tired and still see so much.

Overview

A beautiful trail with stunning views of the Wasatch range as you climb through open meadows and aspen forests past a number of small waterfalls until ascending to the summit of Mt. Timpanogos.

Description

Timpooneke Trail #053 is a beautiful trail that climbs steadily up the Giant Staircase to connect in with both the Timpanogos Summit Trail #054 and the Mount Timpanogos Trail #052 trail. A couple of waterfalls can be seen from this trail.

The Timpooneke Trail #053 begins at the large parking lot and stock loading ramp in Timpooneke Campground in the South Fork of American Fork Canyon, Highway 92, Alpine Scenic Loop. It begins in an aspen forest and goes past a beautiful forest meadow and mountain stream. Approximately 1-1/2 miles from the beginning, the trail passes Scout Falls where there is a rustic overlook. For those desiring only a short hike, this is a good turnaround point.

The trail continues up the Giant Staircase, passing a number of small falls and open meadows. As the trail climbs higher, it crosses a number of rocky slopes, eventually entering a large open basin below the final ridge to Emerald Lake. But before this final ridge climb, take a right on Timpanogos Summit Trail #054.

The Summit Trail proceeds across a large rocky slope at an easy grade but then becomes steeper on the many switchbacks up to the summit house where spectacular views can be seen in every direction.

Once beyond the summit of Mount Timpanogos, you can either turn around or continue and make your way down the Snowfield Descent. Be prepared with the proper safety equipment and knowledge before attempting a descent over the snowfield above Emerald Lake.

Once at the base of the Snowfield Descent, make your way over the ridge to your left on the Mount Timpanogos Trail #052 to rejoin the Timpooneke Trail #053 and return to the trailhead.

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shawn Kenney

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  4.7 from 13 votes

#651

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  4.7 from 13 votes
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Photos

Mountain goat grazing in Timpanogos Basin. We came face to face with him on the way down along the forest trail as we all sought cover from the hailstorm.
Jul 20, 2017 near Cedar H…, UT
Top of Timpanogos
Jul 30, 2015 near Pleasan…, UT
Overlooking the basin below the summit. Sep 11, 2017
Mar 3, 2020 near Pleasan…, UT
Just getting started on Timpooneke Trail
Feb 3, 2020 near Cedar H…, UT
Mount Timpanogos
Jul 30, 2015 near Cedar H…, UT
Mount Timpanogos
Oct 10, 2019 near Cedar H…, UT

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Sep 20, 2020
Jaylen Manley
14.9mi — 9h 00m
Oct 13, 2019
Jake Westover
Sep 14, 2019
CHAD TUELLER
Sep 4, 2019
Jace Christian
my buddy and I hiked this trail, we made it just to the saddle because we were on a time constraint. we were maybe a mile or a mile and a half from…
Jul 1, 2019
Stanislav M
Apr 25, 2019
Spencer Sonntag
Aug 22, 2018
Alisha Welter
15mi
Aug 9, 2018
Alex Hatcher
14.9mi