Max elevation: 7543 ft
Min elevation: 5702 ft
Total climbing: 1024 ft
Total descent: -2539 ft
Note: this map was recorded during a search and rescue operation from top to bottom of the Jacob’s Ladder route, but from only a mile or so past the wilderness boundary. It descends to both Corner Canyon (where we returned our subject to her car) and Suncrest summit (where we were parked). We’ll get a better one for you eventually :).
Description: This trail climbs from Corner Canyon or the top of Suncrest Drive. Half a dozen people have lost the trail on the way down from Lone Peak in 2014, cut down into Utah Valley too soon, and called for rescue when they got caught in cliffs and waterfalls. SAR volunteers just marked much of the problematic section of the trail with bright pink flagging to hopefully avoid further incidents. This photo shows the trail (to both trailheads) only as far as SAR marked the trail.
When to go: spring through fall. Check the avalanche report in winter for the higher elevations.
Directions: drive to the top of Suncrest (labeled Highland Highway from SR92, the Timpanogos Highway) and park alongside the road, or check the map and figure out how to get to the corner canyon trailhead.