Updated: May 25, 2021
Beautiful view and an amazing short summit in Utah County.
Directions: Rock Canyon Trail Parking Lot, Provo. Canyon behind Provo MTC Temple. Trailhead
Hike Squaw Peak - 7.3 mile out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features an incredible viewat the top in all directions with beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Consistently steep uphill hard trail that features a river and has a 2,700 ft elevation gain. Trail Report.
Gear: Hiking pants, synthetic T-shirt, long sleeve synthetic top, long sleeve fleece, light waterproof jacket, thin gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camelback or regular back pack with waist belt, 2.5 Liters water , 3-4 snacks, first aid kit with moleskin, hiking boots/running shoes, trekking poles (optional).
Trailhead - 9:00 am
Hike - 9:30-3:00 pm
Home - around 3:30 pm
From the parking lot, go up Rock Canyon, main trail, staying to the right. Continue past this green gate.
Past your trail sign that doesn't say Squaw directly.
Trail will divide to a trail on the left and a river bed, stick to the trail on the left. Now cross 5 bridges. I love that the bridges each have an actual metal house number on the bridge so you can easily keep track.
At the brown trail marker "060" exactly 1.5 miles from the parking lot, you will turn left at the split, we are clearly showing you with our pointing which way to go. Just after you will see the famous Squaw Peak Rock.