Take the short easy hike to Timpanogos Falls

Tom’s Experience hiking to Timpanogos Falls:

Timpanogos Falls are a couple of waterfalls that are just off of the Aspen Grove Trail on the way to Mount Timpanogos. The waterfalls are about 2 miles roundtrip with a 235 foot elevation gain.

Hiking to Timpanogos Falls

The trail to Timpanogos Falls isn’t as crowded as the trail to the more popular Stewart Falls.

Small Waterfall up by Timpanogos Falls

The trail is also partially paved on the way to the falls but can be a little overgrown in spots.

Aspen Grove Timpanogos Falls

If you continue up the Aspen Grove Trail you may see dozens of waterfalls depending on the time of year, but the trail gets very steep.

Hiking in Provo Canyon

Dogs are allowed on this trail. There is a $6 fee to get to the Aspen Grove Trailhead, which is either paid at the entrance or through a self-pay booth at the trailhead.

Timpanogos Falls in Provo Canyon

The trailhead has outhouses and potable water.

Tom’s Rating:

Trail Info: To get to the Aspen Grove Trailhead, head towards the mouth of Provo canyon on the East Provo Canyon Road. Pass the Forest Service fee both, and then the trailhead is well marked  almost immediately behind the fee booth on the left. There is quite a bit of parking but it can fill up quickly in the summer months so it is a good idea to get there early.

GPS:

Aspen Grove Trailhead: 40.404624,-111.605065

Timpanogos Falls: 40.404449,-111.620294

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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.

GPS:

Timpooneke Trailhead: 40.431171,-111.63914

Scout Falls: 40.417168,-111.640046

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