*New starting July 2023 there is a reservation system to park in the Timpooneke parking lot on weekends and holidays through mid-October from midnight through the next afternoon. In the later afternoons and evenings it will still be first come-first serve, but of course you’d have to be gone before the next reservation period. Weekdays are still first come first serve. The cost is $6 plus a $2 reservation fee. Sign up at Recreation.gov.
The Timpooneke Trail is one of the trails up Mount Timpanogos. It is also the starting point for other trails like Island Meadow and Julie Andrew’s Meadow. If you only want to hike to Scout Falls, here is the link.
From the Timpooneke Trailhead, take the Timpooneke Trail. It isn’t too steep, but gradually winds it’s way through the aspens.
Periodically there are impressive vistas! Right now the leaves are so beautiful!
If you go during the summer then they look more like this.
There is a split in the trail that is covered by logs. If it is earlier in the summer, then go ahead and take a little detour to see Scout falls from beneath.
Return to the main path and go another switchback. There will be another turn off that looks much like the first, except without the logs. There is a large tree with huge roots right around the corner. Climb over it to get to the falls.
Right now the falls are much smaller because it’s late in the season. If you go in the summer they look like this.
To continue up to the meadow return to the main path and go up one additional switchback. There is a little outcropping that you can go to for a cool viewpoint, both down and up.
Just another few minutes and you get to the meadow. Once I saw three moose there.
Stats: Distance – 4.2 miles roundtrip
Approximate hiking time – 2 to 4 hours
Elevation gain – 1089 feet
Difficulty – Moderate
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) and additional $8 fee to reserve weekend or holiday parking
Pets allowed – Yes
Map to Timpooneke Trailhead