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Timpanogos Falls

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Timpanogos Falls is a family-friendly hike to two spectacular waterfalls! Beyond the second waterfall the trail gets steeper and continues all the way up to the summit of Mount Timpanogos. That trail is 15.7 miles round trip! That second waterfall is a stunner though!

The wall of greenery to the left of these falls is always so lush and green!

When we hiked it today we saw so many butterflies!

Many of the wildflowers are in bloom!

This trail doesn’t have much shade, but it better in the evening.

This hike in an avalanche area, so be careful hiking it in winter, but it does look cool.

These top photos were taken in June. It’s amazing how much everything greens up in a month. This original post is from May.

This morning I took my five kids adventuring! We hiked to Timpanogos Falls. There was a bit of complaining, but also a lot of sweetness, helping each other along and carrying along each other’s drinks. This trail leaves from the same parking lot as Stewart Falls. It is a little shorter and less shady, but still lovely!

We hiked to two waterfalls, that are just one switchback from each other.

We saw a few snakes, a few chipmunks, saw caterpillar egg sacs and heard lots of birds! We also saw a few places where past avalanches had flattened large swaths of the trees! It’s interesting how the quaking aspens are all still alive, just mostly horizontal in the path.

There is one split in the trail to switchback up the mountain along the Lame Horse Trail or go straight along the Timpanogos trail. That other trail would be a challenging way to get to the stunning Primrose Overlook. There isn’t much shade on this hike and the parking is limited, so definitely arrive early. There were still a handful of spots at 8:45 am Memorial Day morning, but the cars were lining the road a half-mile down when we left. Be careful on this trail as there is some stinging nettle if you climb down the path to the stream below the first waterfall. If you accidentally brush against it, rinse it in the water and it will help.

The views of Mount Timpanogos are amazing! This trail is actually the beginning of one of the trails to climb it!

Stats: Distance – 2.4 miles roundtrip
Approximate hiking time – 1 to 3 hours
Elevation gain – 554 feet (to first waterfall)
Difficulty – Moderate (mostly easy)
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks.
Bathrooms – At the trailhead
Seasons to hike – May – October
Permits needed – $6 fee paid at ranger booth (or National Parks pass)
Pets allowed – Yes


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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