July 23, 2020
Thinking of hiking Mount Timpanogos?
Jentry N. Cataluna, the Acting Trails and Wilderness Manager of the Forest Service, says these are a few things to keep in mind:
- AVOID Weekends and Holidays
- Have someone drop your group off and pick up
- Hike during the week and the off season
- Bring a jacket, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks and WATER!
- If all the parking is full, pick somewhere else to go or something else to do.
If hiking from Timpooneke, the overflow parking is the numbered turnouts ONLY, numbered 1-10 from before Altamont to just past Salamander Flat. Do not park on the road. (see attached picture of green sign)
There is no parking within either Timpooneke or Mt. Timpanogos campground sites or campground roads.
You may have to park as far away as Pine Hollow or the Summit and hike an extra 2-3 miles one way. Your best option is to have someone drop you off and pick you up. You will have some cell coverage on your hike to call or text your ride. Don’t earn a ticket or have your car towed by parking illegally.
Keeping the parking lots orderly and roads clear make it possible for necessary emergency personnel to respond to medical incidents, forest fires, and other accidents.
Some Helpful Websites:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/uwcnf/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=77840&actid=50 Mount Timpanogos Trail #052
— Group size is limited to no more than 15 people.
— Campfires are prohibited year-round.
— Do not shortcut switchbacks.
— Do not dispose of debris, garbage, or other waste in the wilderness. Pack it out.
— Use of pack or saddle stock on the Mount Timpanogos Trail #052 is prohibited.