Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Take a Hike on the Best Hikes in Provo

There’s no question that the surrounding topography around Provo furnishes some incredible vistas and outdoor activities. For some, taking these hikes in Provo is the focal point of a trip to Provo. For others, it may not be so clear. Use this as a guide, of sorts, both for the expert hiker and the novice alike. And, when you’re out there appreciating the beauty of these trails, you can look down and around and take with you a new perspective on Provo.

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Hit the Trail: the Best Hikes in Provo

Mount Timpanogos Trail from Aspen GroveTake this gorgeous trail from the Aspen Grove trailhead and climb 7,000 feet to the exhilarating peak. This hike is a steep one, and it is rated as hard and not recommended for a novice hiker.

Squaw Peak TrailThe Squaw Peak Trail is one of the most popular trails in the area with dramatic rock faces and a hike through a wooded hillside. You’ll see incredible views of Squaw Peak. This hike, in particular, is gorgeous during the fall after the aspens have turned bright gold.

Bridal Veil Falls TrailThis easy trail features the 607-foot double-cataract waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls. The gentle gradient gains only 150 feet over 1.3 miles, and it’s only a short way out of town. You’ll love the view, and you can bring your dog!

The “Y” Mountain TrailThe “Y” Trail is a paved trail going up Y Mountain. You’ll find that it’s well-lit, and that it’s very popular with college students. Savor the wonderful views of the Provo area and Utah Lake.

Rock Canyon TrailThe out-and-back trail is one of the more popular trails in the area. It’s a moderate hike at about 5.6 miles. There is an elevation change of 1,630 feet, so you’ll work up a sweat. The trail is open year-round and is dog-friendly. So, this trail makes a nice moderate trek for any hiker.

Buffalo Peak TrailThis short hike is only about one-mile roundtrip, making it the perfect family hike. It’s a popular hike for young families as it is well-marked and not too difficult. There is one overlook with gorgeous views and a relatively easy summit.

Kick Off Your Shoes After a Long Hike

At the end of a long day spent on the best hikes in Provo, there’s no better feeling than collapsing onto a comfortable bed and kicking off those hiking boots. Here at Hines Mansion, we expect nothing less. In fact, we encourage it! So, come relax with us and find the comfortable luxury your trip deserves. Don’t go roughing it up in the mountains when you can rest in one of our cozy beds! Check out our available rooms, then contact us to book your stay!