The Timpooneke Trail is a 14 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Alpine, Utah that features a lake and is rated as hard. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Mt. Timp, as the locals call it, is the 2nd highest mountain in the Wasatch range (only Mt. Nebo is higher). What sets "Timp" apart is its location. It towers over the Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove area and it's a very dominant feature. It rises 7000 feet from the valley floor and draws your gaze to it again and again. This mountain may be the most popular one in the state of Utah and is certainly the most climbed. Mt. Timpanogos is a huge mountain, extending almost seven miles in a north to south direction with many of its peaks reaching over the 11,000 foot mark. One interesting fact about Mt. Timp has the only real glacier in Utah, although it is very small. The glacier is one of the highlights for many of those who summit the mountain, using it as a quick descent route. The vast cirques and basins were carved and gouged into this mountain by much more extensive glaciation as recently as 12,000+ years ago. (References: Daily Herald, Summit Post, All Trails, and Hiking Project.)
$5 fee will be refunded upon attendance.