From SLC the drive time is about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Head south on I-15, and take exit 272, and turn left. Drive on 800 N for about 3.7 miles, then veer left into Provo Canyon. Drive another 1.8 miles and look for the brown Squaw Peak sign pointing right. Reset your odometer to 0. Drive 4.1 miles to the "T", and turn left towards Hope Campground on road FR027. At 4.6 miles the pavement ends, and turns into a dirt road. Continue another 2.9 miles, until your odometer is at 7.5 miles. The trail starts at an unmarked trail, with a log-rail fence on the right side of the road, and a fire-prevention sign on the left side of the road. The road is slightly bumpy, but my little Sonata made it fine (and slowly). There are no fees or permits required. No restrooms are available.
As soon as you turn onto Squaw Peak Road, you'll see another brown sign. Follow the sign for Hope Campground.
On the drive up the dirt road, you'll pass by several other areas that look like a trail, but don't take those. Following the directions above, you'll know you are at the correct TH when you see this sign on the left side of the road.
Parking is along the road, right by the TH.
Charlie leads the way through a very green forest. You can tell this is a popular trail because the trail itself is very well defined with footprints everywhere.
Off to your right you'll see Timpanogos in the distance. The day I hiked here it was a cloudy, rainy day.
Charlie runs wild in the open meadow.
Striking a pose in the wildflowers!
Almost to the peak! The only steep section of this trail is the last 100 ft or so.
I timed myself to see how long it took me to get here, knowing how short it was - 14 minutes to be exact!