Short hike to beautiful Scout Falls

Tom’s Experience hiking to Scout Falls:

Scout Falls are two small waterfalls along the Timpooneke Trail on the way to Mount Timpanogos. The Scout Falls Trail is only about 2 miles roundtrip from the Timpooneke Trailhead, with about 850 feet in elevation gain.

Timpooneke Trail

There is a $6 fee to enter the National Forest that is usually paid at the entrance but there are self pay stations at the trailhead if you arrive before the entrance is open. There are outhouses at the trailhead and plenty of parking spots but the parking lot can easily fill up in the popular summer months so you may want to arrive early.

Scout Falls Hike

The trail starts off going past a ranger hut and up the mountain towards Mount Timpanogos. There are a few switchbacks but the trail is mostly shaded by tall pine trees which help keep the trail cooler. Eventually, there will be a turn off on the left of the trail with a sign that says Scout Falls.

Provo Waterfalls Scout Falls

There is a small climb up through some tree roots here but nothing very difficult. This will lead you to the base of the falls. There is also a lower turnoff that is unmarked with a trail which will take you just below the falls.

Timpooneke Waterfall

I thought this turnoff actually lead to prettier landscape for photos but both areas are beautiful. Dogs are allowed on this trail.

Timpanogos Waterfall

I have heard that these falls can dry up in the later summer months so spring and early summer are probably the best times to visit.

Tom’s Rating:

Trail Info: Trail starts at the Timpooneke Campground in American Fork Canyon. There is an entrance fee to get into the canyon that is $6 per vehicle. The trail is easy to follow but there are a few side trails that fork off of the main trail; the main trail will always be the largest.


Timpooneke Trailhead: 40.431171,-111.63914

Scout Falls: 40.417168,-111.640046

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