strange looking tripod
View Benchmark is a 3 mile round trip hike with 540 feet elevation gain. Located 19 miles northwest of Provo Utah. The trailhead is car accessible. May and September are the best months to enjoy this hike.
From the gate start hiking up the road. Along the way are other smaller roads that take you off from the route you want. Stay on the main road, past a second road that makes a sharp switchback and follow it as it descends and gradually ascends again. As you near the benchmark the road becomes much steeper.
At the top is a strange looking tripod used for triangulation, I’m told.
This hike offers great views of both Salt Lake City and Utah Valley.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.