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Hiking - Mapleton Canyon to Whiting Campground 3/24/22

Drive: I-15 south, 400 S Springville exit heading east, rt Canyon rd, rt 1100 E changing to North Main St, left 400 N to canyon. Map to Trailhead.

Activity: Hike/Snowshoe Mapleton Canyon to Whiting Campground - 2.4 mile round trip. In front of gate is the parking lot. Hike up 1/4 mile up paved road and when the hill level off to the right you will see the Left Fork Maple Canyon Trailhead. Ditch the road and use the more scenic trail through Maple trees that leads to Whiting Campground. Can head back at this point by taking a loop on the left or north of camp that leads you back to the main trail or can continue up into the canyon. After the leaving the campground you quickly come up on a fork in the road. Right fork, you get to cross a log bridge that leads 5 miles to Spanish Fork Peak. Left fork Maple canyon continues .25 miles completing Whiting Campground and then 4 more miles on trail 016. Gear: Snowshoes/poles (weather dependent), gaiters (optional - can rent), yak tracks or ice cleats (weather dependent). (NO COTTON) thermal top and bottom, wool socks or just not cotton socks, snow pants, long sleeve fleece, light waterproof jacket, gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camelback or regular back pack (with space remaining to shove clothes in when you get too warm), 1 Liters water, 3-4 snacks, WATERPROOF boots or non-waterproof boots/shoes and also rent "overshoes" Rentals - Snowshoes: $10 (UVU- includes poles and overboots or $8 only snowshoes); $10 (BYU Outdoors Unltd); $10 (Out N’ Back in Orem) Overshoes: $4 (UVU Outdoor Adventure); $5 (BYU Outdoors Unltd) Poles: $4 (Out N Back); $5 (BYU Outdoors Unltd) Gaiters (cover ankles from getting snow): $3 (BYU Outdoors Unltd) Itinerary: 2.4 miles total 8am - Lehi Carpooling (1482 W 300 s) 830am - Springville Carpooling (433 N 700 W) 9 am - Hike up 1030 am - Back to parking lot Mapleton Canyon · Mapleton, UT 84664 ★★★★★ · Park Maple Canyon to Whiting Campground Discover this 2.40 mile, out and back trail near Mapleton, Utah. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 16 min to complete. This is a popular trail for camping, hiking, and horseback riding, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. The trail is open year-round, but the best times to visit are April through September. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas.

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