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Straight from parking lot
0.1 turn L over bridge
0.85 L at fork
0.9 cross paved road
1.5 4-way trail intersection, L on GWT
2.0 Pine Hollow in from left, continue straight
2.65 join Ridge Trail 157, turn R
|3.05 fork R on Salamander Flat trail
3.55 4-way trail intersection, fork R
Drop through creek keep R at fork
3.75 primitive camping area, keep R
3.8 4-way intersection (same as at 1.5)
straight onto GWT
Retrace path back 1.5 miles to parking at 5.3
|Option Ridge Trail and Summit Trail:
After joining the Ridge Trail as above, continue on Ridge Trail 157 to the
Alpine Loop Summit. Cross the road to the parking area. Find the Summit Trail at the west
end (on your right as the pavement enters the parking lot) and head downhill. 0.75 miles
later, the trail reaches the loop road. Turn right 30 feet. Find the continuation on the
uphill side of the creek. 1/4 mile later, you'll reach the 4-way trail intersection. Go
straight through. Hang right after dropping through the creek. At the next 4-way
intersection, go straight on the Great Western towards Timpooneke.
Option South Fork Loop: For a great 12-mile ride, take Timpooneke to the Ridge Trail at mile 2.65, but turn LEFT. After 1.6 miles, turn right onto the South Fork trail at the 4-way intersection with the Tibble Fork Trail. Drop downhill, cross the road, and find the uphill trail in the primitive camping area. Climb singletrack to the Alpine Loop summit parking lot, then head north on Ridge 157 back to the Pine Hollow trail fork and roll down to Timpooneke.
Getting there: From I-15, take the
Alpine-Highland exit and drive 7 miles to the mouth of American Fork Canyon. Pay your
fee (as of 2009) there. Five miles later at the fork in the road, go along the south fork of the river.
About 4 miles up, there's a T in the road. Turn right into the Timpooneke Campground road.
The parking area is on your left about 1/4 mile later.
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