Last year, when I was in London, my family decided to do all sorts of fun hikes. My sister was telling me about one that had quite a lovely waterfall at the end of it. So, on a weekend I didn’t have anything planned, we decided to head out to find it.

We had a bit of driving to do, about an hour, so not too bad. Especially with the sites we were seeing from the car alone

drivinggreen treesWe drove in through Timpanogos Canyon

greeneryforestThis time of year, Utah is very green, especially up in the mountains. After some confused driving through the canyon, and almost missing our fork in the road, we finally found the trail head, and got on our way.

start of the trailThe trail is called Timpooneke. There are several arguments over how this is actually pronounced..

i can hear the fallswhite barkThe Timpooneke trail is 15 miles round trip. BUT DON’T WORRY! The falls aren’t anywhere near that far up the mountain. There’s a turnoff, but I’ll get to that in a second.

mossy waterfallThe first 45 minutes of our hike was quite hot, but mostly shaded. However, the closer you get to the waterfall, you’ll start passing little mini ones along the way. Perfect for cooling yourself off!

lily mae's watermini waterfallcrossing the waterfallYou also pass some beautiful wildflowers.wildflower

Only 1 1/2 miles up, there’s a sign, letting you know that your refuge is so close, and you can laugh at the other hikers as the pass the sign by and continue climbing the mountain. scout falls signThe hardest part of this hike is the fact that you have to climb a tree to get to the falls. However, it’s a very easy tree to climb, so no worries.

the treecilmbingme climb nowso redRed in the face from the heat. Utah is hot!

And then finally…

i see the fallsmosslemme grab the cameralily mae is soakedit's coldhaha fallsThe view isn’t bad from here either

DSCF1194_FotorUnless you have one of these little guys chasing you around, begging for food

chipmunkAll around, the hike is no more than 3 miles out and back. Nice and easy too. If I can do it, you can do it!

Mary Jane xx
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