There are two difficult parts of the hike, the first part and the very last. Those are the two areas where you really have to do some hard uphill hiking. During the middle part of the hike there is a gorgeous meadow that you walk through. That, for me, made the difficult parts totally worth it. The meadow was filled with beautiful wildflowers that filled the area with reds, yellows, whites, and blues. I would hike the Timp trail just to get to that part again. I love flowers and hope to create a beautiful garden one day that can at least, in one part of my garden, mimic the beauty of a meadow with wildflowers growing up everywhere. Here are a couple pictures that hopefully give you somewhat of an idea of this place:
And of course, the view from the top: (It was a cloudy morning, the clouds are right at our eye level practically. Pretty crazy!)
If you want to hike Timp, we liked the website www.summitpost.org/mt-timpanogos-ut/151365 because it helped us decide which trail to take and details about the hike.