Monday, October 12, 2015

Pine Hollow

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Trailhead Elevation: 6,700 ft
Trail Open To: Hike,Bikes and Motorcycles
Elevation Gain: 1,162
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Time: 2 hours
Driving Directions: Take exit 284 in Utah County. Travel east on the Timpanogos Highway (SR 92) to American Fork Canyon USFS fee station. From the Fee Station, travel 4.6 miles to North Fork/ Alpine Loop Junction. Stay right at the junction and drive 1.8 miles. you the right side of the road after the s-curves you will see the parking area.
Entrance: Next to the outhouse you will see a trail heading east towards the road. Cross the road and you will see the sign for the trail (47)
Alternate Entrance: Drive another .5 miles past the Timpakee  there is a yellow trail crossing sign 200” park there and join the trail on the east side of the road.
Exit: Return the way you came
Alternate Exit:  The trail connects to and Salamander Flats (150) Willow Hollow (159) You can spot a car at a variety of trail heads

The Business: This hike has a steady incline almost the whole way. The trail starts on some switchbacks

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then straight through Pine Hollow Canyon. There are a few creek crossings, keep your eyes peeled for moose in the Autumn. After 1.5 Miles you will come to a meadow and a trail Junction If you spotted a car at Salamander flats (150) take a right. Hike to the left another .5 miles to another trail junction. and another bigger meadow, stay right another .25 miles to the Ridge Trail connector. This is a very popular snowshoe hike in the winter.This is a known avalanche area where people have been injured. Always check local avalanche conditions before heading out in the winter