Thursday, May 5, 2016

These 5 Provo Hiking Trails Are Fun, Exciting and the Best

It’s no secret that some of the best hiking trails in the United States are in the West. From Colorado to California, hikers can find an abundance of scenic treks, for any skill level. The state of Utah is no exception to the reputation, especially in Provo. Provo hiking trails have something for everyone, from short trips to strenuous hikes. If you want to experience the best of Utah natural beauty, then grab your gear and head to any of the fun Provo hiking trails listed here - enjoy!

These 5 Provo Hiking Trails Are Fun, Exciting and the Best

1. Y Mountain Trail

Named after the iconic BYU “Y” that’s easily visible from Proov, the Y Mountain trail is a popular choice among locals. Only 2.4 miles in length, the trail offers great views of Provo and the surrounding area. Y Mountain trail is dog-friendly too! The trail feature plenty of switchbacks, and climbs 980 feet in elevation.

2. Timpanogos Cave Trail

Take your adventure underground and explore the Timpanogos Cave trail! Located at the Timpanogos Cave National Monument, the Timpanogos Cave trail is 3.5 mile out and back trip that takes you through one of the area’s most beautiful features. Reviewers on AllTrails note that while the hike is steep, the trail is paved and the views are worth it.

3. Stewart Falls

What’s better than a hike that takes you to an incredible waterfall? Not much, if you ask us! The Stewart Falls Trail isn’t very hard, covering just over 4 miles out and back. The falls are on Mt. Timpanogos, a popular hiking destination itself. Once you’re there, you can stand back and admire the waterfall, or walk underneath it! When it comes to scenic Provo hiking trails, the Stewart Falls Trail ranks high.

4. Mt. Nebo Summit

For the more experienced hiker, the Mt. Nebo Summit is the hike of choice. Mt. Nebo measures just shy of 12,000 feet, higher than any other peak in Utah County. The hike is almost nine miles long, and the change in elevation is not for the faint of heart, as the trail gains over 3,600 feet in elevation. However, once you’re reached the peak, your hard work will be rewarded with a stunning view of the Wasatch Mountains. Mt. Nebo is less than hour south of Provo

5. Rock Canyon Trail

Looking for a trail that will provide more of a challenge than an easy hike, but not enough to leave you completely exhausted? The Rock Canyon Trail is your Goldilocks of Provo hiking trails: not too short and not too long, covering 5.6 miles round trip. It’s the best way to explore Rock Canyon Utah, an area popular with hikers and rock climbers alike! Rock Canyon is only a few minutes from Provo, and the trailhead is at the end of North Temple Drive.

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Located in downtown Provo, Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast offers guests beautiful, relaxing accommodations, with all the amenities that you would expect from an award-winning bed and breakfast. Our tastefully decorated rooms include features like king- and queen-size beds, flat-screen TVs, and two-person jetted tubs. After a long day exploring Provo hiking trails, there’s no better way to relax than a stay at Hines Mansion. Contact us today at (801) 374-8400 or online and make your reservation. While you’re at it, read our blog for more exciting things to do in Provo!