Situated at 7,400 feet on the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Timpooneke Campground is a great spot to escape the summer heat. A perfect jumping-off-point for hiking in the adjacent Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area, the area is also popular for horseback riding, mountain biking, and birding. The Timpooneke Trail starts in the campground and is one of two trails leading to the summit of Mount Timpanogos (11,749 feet). Popular with mountain bikers and birders, the Timpooneke Road also begins in the campground. This rough dirt road nearly circumnavigates Mount Timpanogos.
Aspen, fir, and spruce trees shade many of the sites here, and abundant summer wildflowers and autumn leaves add seasonal highlights. A riparian area within the campground features a beaver pond. Deer, moose, and elk also inhabit the area, and even black bears have been occasionally spotted, so safe food storage techniques are a must.
Nearby attractions include Cascade Springs, located 9 miles from the campground on the Alpine Loop. Accessible boardwalks looping around the natural springs make a great destination for a leisurely, family-friendly outing. Further down American Fork Canyon, Timpanogos Cave National Monument offers guided tours of a complex cave system. While not the largest or most famous cave, the three distinct rooms and winding, narrow, connecting tunnels are quite spectacular and feature some unique and rare formations such as helictites and anthodite crystals.
Timpooneke Campground has one group site (accommodates 40), nine equestrian sites, and several family sites, most of which are accessible. Campsites feature picnic tables, utility tables, and fire rings.