I will be back in the fall for sure. hiked this back on 10/18. This would be the upstream view. Turn south (right) and continue for 1.25 miles to FS Road 1NO5, then turn right at fork. The Aspen's are doing great. The trail goes to the west side of the mountain and soon the summit hut comes into view. The drive up was a little rough at the end so we had to hike a little to the trail head. Both are available at the Barton Flats Ranger Station on Hwy-38 six miles west of the Heart Bar Campground, or at the Ranger Station at 34701 Mill Creek Road/Hwy 38 in Mentone (about 12 miles east from the intersection of University and Lugonia/Hwy 38 in the city of Redlands). from $2240 per /mo. Aspen Grove of Cabins at Lost Trail. Aspen Grove Trail 2E05 - Este sendero ofrece tranquilidad y la oportunidad para el visitante a explorar un bosque pequeño remanente de temblor Aspen (Populus tremuloides), sólo se encuentran en una The Aspen Grove trail is about 5 miles in total (2.5 miles out and 2.5 miles right back to where it’s started). Drove to Fish Creek and the corrals and spring survived the fire. Interestingly enough, some of the first mile of the trail is paved until you come to the first major feature you encounter, a nice waterfall. At the very top it meets the Fish Creek trail. The Aspen Grove Trail can be taken to its end to intersect with the Fish Creek Trail, one of the main routes used to access several paths leading to the summit of San Gorgonio Mountain, the highest point in California south of the Sierra Nevadas. These young aspens are beautiful colors in October like fireworks contrasted with the black pine trees. Definitely long pants to protect you from the picky brush. Our 140-acre ranch is the perfect setting for your event, and with our special permit to access thousands of acres of Roosevelt National Forest, you’ll find plenty of peaceful spaces. We hiked to the end of Aspen Grove trail, which junctions at Fish Creek trail. Nice hike little dusty, but I would do it again. started around 9 a.m. on a sunday and had the trail to myself. Phil Lowry included the following information in an addition post he made earlier. The 4-Mile Aspen Grove Trail In Southern California Takes You Through The Enchanting San Bernardino National Forest Spending time outside in the great outdoors is an excellent way to completely refresh and recharge from the hustle and bustle of the city. Access to the Aspen Grove Trailhead is up Provo Canyon. My Honda Civic handled these dirt roads without any problems, but you must drive slowly. After we hiked Stewart Falls, we headed over to this trail since it starts from the same parking lot. The trail is narrow, too small for trekking poles. There’s plenty of parking at the Aspen Grove trailhead along with a few picnic tables and vault toilets. Aspen Grove is a 4,924 m blue other trail located near Peachland British Columbia. From the actual trail head the grove was only 0.8 miles. Timpanogos requires care and this trail can be prone to avalanche danger in the winter time. The Aspen Grove trail to Timp starts in the NW corner of the parking lot, and heads in a Westerly direction the whole route. Aspen Grove. We took our dogs with us and they loved it. Wear pants the trail is a little overgrown from lack of use. Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. Keep an eye open for rattlesnakes. Dogs are welcome. Aspen Grove Trail Maps. You cross over the stream a few times so making sure that you wear shoes that you’re not worried about getting wet would be advisable. In the city of Redlands, exit Interstate 10 at Highway 38-travel northeast for 32 miles to Forest Service Road 1NO2 (look for sign directing you to Heart Bar Campground, Coon Creek, and Fish Creek. Area beyond San G sign closed as well as trail that heads back down to Aspen Grove. Bureaucracy sucks.Yes, I'm the geek who's climbed the mountain 259 times (12 more than noted on the site, since another season has passed since that post . The goals of Aspen Grove at Sundance Trail is to provide an event venue that is: Full Service; Affordable; Beautiful; Stress-Free; Explore our safe and serene outdoor spaces to discover the ideal setting for your upcoming wedding, reunion, retreat, or party. Required permits prevent overuse and help preserve the quiet and solitude. We went out today through the Aspen Grove and up to the intersection with Fish Creek Trail. You walk along the stream and through the trees until you hit the cross trail and you come back. No special gear needed in the summer but early spring or late fall may require snowshoes, ice axe and even crampons. I usually hike with speed and intensity for exercise, but here I will take the time to absorb the beauty. Be aware there are a couple miles of dirt road to drive in order to reach the trail head, I would recommend a higher clearance vehicle (6" min). There is plenty of fast moving water even in October this year. The Aspen's are coming back beautifully and create a wonderful tunnel of green shade right after you cross Fish Creek. Recommend to wear Kong sleeve for sun protection. We went on the Aspen Grove Trail in October. and driving east along highway 52 ( 800 North in Orem) to the junction with highway 189, the Provo Canyon road. I loved this hike before the lake fire. Both trails lie almost 100% within the Wilderness boundary, where no fires are allowed. This is a burn area so the tall pine trees are blackened, and definitely wear long pants to brush off the thorns and rose bushes. A Forest Service Adventure Pass is required to park at the trailhead, and a wilderness permit is required to hike past the signed wilderness boundary line. Quaking Aspens are particularly beautiful when they turn to gold in the fall (typically late September/early October). This is a beautiful trail that follows Evans Creek through aspen and willow groves. . I only went as far as Fish Creek, but plan to go back often and explore more. Trail has obstacles of burnt trees and the path gets a little scattered few different times, but we had no issue locating the correct path. 351 likes. The map on AllTrails is slightly off, my recording follows the actual Aspen Grove Trail, the map seems to follow the stream itself. Aspen Grove Event Center at Sundance Trail offers a beautiful, flexible venue for your wedding or event in a marvelous, Rocky Mountain setting. When you're ready for a camping experience of a lifetime, check out this Aspen Trail travel trailer! Aspen Grove at Sundance Trail Guest Ranch is nestled in the pines at 8000 feet, a short 45 minute drive from Ft. Collins, 2 hours from Denver and the Front Range. The aspen are immature and about 25% yellow and beginning fall foliage. Some bugs but not too bad at all. Check San Gorgonio Wilderness Association's website (sgwa.org), or at the Mill Creek Visitor Center on Highway 38, approximately 28 miles down in Mentone for information regarding closures or permit requirements. Beautiful wildflowers seen too. Aspen Grove is a 90 km less popular blue singletrack trail located near Big Bear California. Property Details. Great colors at this point. This is my new favorite trail for beauty and solitude. It’s truly incredible how many of these trees can flourish in such close quarters! Aspen Grove Trail about 1/4 mile to Aspen Grove is open, however the trail is closed to the south of the grove due to the El Dorado Fire closure. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. We love this trail and have hiked it several times since October (2019). The Aspens were beautiful and the leaves were yellow in color! The rear kitchen makes it easier for you to move around and create your best meals, and then you can comfortably enjoy those meals at the booth dinette which can transform into an extra sleeping space when needed. Continue along the rough road (passable for most two-wheel drive vehicles) 1.5 miles to the Aspen Grove Trailhead on the right. Great trail to see the Aspen Grove, which is recovering from the Lake fire. Found in only one other area of California outside of the Sierra Nevada, these trees are gorgeous in the summer and breathtaking in the fall. Presently, Aspen Grove Trail can be reached only by hikers, as hazardous tree removal continues along the Forest Road. For an updated track and info check out the guide on HikingGuy com. Aspens are about 5-9ft tall and trying. 8-10 feet high with no competition for sun light. This multi-use trail can be used both directions. From the saddle to the summit the trail is well beaten and easy to follow when there is no snow present.The view down on the Utah Valley from the saddle is outstanding. The downstream view of the riparian. There's a beautiful meadow here and a peaceful spot to have lunch. First a few things. San Gorgonio Ranger District-(909) 794-1123. Timpanogos summit. Lots of birds, and lizards as well. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. Summary for Aspen Grove Hike – Difficulty: Easy to Moderate – Length: 6 Miles – Time: 4 Hours – Elevation Gain: 900′ – Summary: Wonderful hike to the only Aspen Grove in Southern California uses a little-known and thus uncrowded approach up the tranquil alpine canyon of lovely Fish Creek, also thereby avoiding the rough unmaintained road up to the defined trail head. Turn right (south) off Highway 38 about 6 miles past the Barton Flats Visitor Center on The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. We did fine with a Toyota Matrix and plenty experience with roads like these. Trail Visited on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Growing back very thick. This trail offers quiet and the opportunity for the visitor to explore a small remnant grove of Quaking Aspens (Populus tremuloides), only found in one other location in California outside of the Sierra Nevada range. Aspen Grove Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Forest Falls, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail will continue to wind you through the condensed Aspen Grove. Road is rough to get there, so I recommend an suv or truck to get up there. Nice quiet trail. Aspen Grove Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Forest Falls, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. Long, long switchbacks initially but shorter as you gain elevation. I’ve read this side is shorter and steeper than the Timpanoeke Trail, but I wanted to see Emerald Lake and the mountain goats. You might consider gaiters or at least long pants due to buckthorn and roses along the way. Even after the snow is gone, the trail edges close to a cliff for a short bit and you need to pay attention while in this section of the trail. and the drive to the trail head was 2.5 miles on dirt road. Some parts are muddy and there are several easy stream crossings. The quaking aspen (populus tremoloids) are readily identified by the disc-like leaves about the size of a silver dollar. nice hike but closed due to recent fire. Note: As of November 2020, all of the San Gorgonio Wilderness except for the Aspen Grove Trail is closed due to the Apple Fire. There's also lots of bear scat although we've not yet seen a bear. Maybe 4' tall. Easy rating is right on. I will add some more information soon on the glacier descent. We passed one sitting next to the trail under some burnt tree bark. Thanks to SP member Dillweed for some of his suggestions for this trail. More information here: https://sgwa.org/ . Proceed until you come to a fee booth (pay the fee ) and look for parking just beyond in a lot at the left. 5 minutes after hiking, you'll pass the TERT Station (Timpanogos Emergency Response Team), with the trail register. Go East on 189 for 7 miles to the Sundance Ski resort turnoff (watch for it just after you go through a tunnel) and turn left on highway 92 for 6 miles, going past the Sundance ski area and the Aspen Grove recreation area. The upper area of Mt. The trail is 14 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 5,140 feet. NOTE - this area is in the burn area of the Lake Fire 2015, and access road 1N05 is closed until December of 2018. We hiked passed the grove to the Fish Creek Junction and that was a good hike. Lots of new growth amongst the burnt trees which is actually kind of pretty. I love this trail because the terrain changes (water crossings, downed trees, rocks, mud, hills, etc) giving the hiker new mini challenges and keeps the hike interesting. Will definitely go back. Very nice hiking back in there. Remember road closed so you'll need to add a few miles to walk in. You can now drive right to the trailhead. This small, yet charming cabin is cozy, quaint and perfect for your next mountain getaway. Either way this is a nice walk through a burned area and not heavily used. The road is still closed at forest rd 1N05 but you can park by the gate and hike the 1.3 miles to the Aspen Grove trail head. Hiking information about Aspen Grove Trail, northwest of Colorado Springs. Wear pants to avoid prickly low plants. very nice hike saw some deer running up hill. The track is completely wrong (as is the OSM trail). Book Now. I would rate it as easy because of the minimal elevation gain and not a terribly rocky trail. We were unable to go further and turned around. ASPEN GROVE Trail: Starting near the fee area booth parking lot near the Theatre in the Pines Picnic area, the A.G. trail gives you a 16 mile rountripper and 4900 foot effort gain and loss to look forward to. The Forest Service reopened the Aspen Grove Trail in August 2018, and Forest Road 1N05 has been reopened and is now accessible. Once we crossed the creek, we went a ways and the trail disappeared. Area closed. It was noticeably warmer than Big Bear be forewarned, and enjoy. Fish Creek has a good flow of water and several easy access spots to dip your feet. You know what you're doing, but nobody else does. The Aspen Grove trail is about 5 miles in total (2.5 miles out and 2.5 miles right back to where it’s started). This trail is only accessible with a permit. The location is a beautiful sight with an easy to trek and straightforward route; a trail easily accessible for all ages. (22), Climber's Log Entries By Michaela Wagner 9/13/2017 at 9:37am The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. I highly recommend it for the rest of the autumn season. Timpanogos easily from Highway I-15, using the 272 exit. Many burned trees seemingly marked for removal. Shortcutting Please do not do it. Binoculars to scope out the natural scenery. Aspen Trees, Stream Crossings, Lush Green Pines, Wilderness Solitude. all the Aspen, pine, and everything besides low level foliage was destroyed by fire. You must drive on the dirt road, '1N02', and then make a right hand turn on the dirt road, '1N05', to reach the Aspen Grove trailhead. There is 2 miles of gravel dirt road to the trailhead, with a few washes and rocks ready to tear out the underbelly of a low clearance vehicle. From the parking lot, you'll find the most popular trail, the Aspen Grove trail that heads on up the mountain. This is the first of several waterfalls you encounter on this trail but the major feature to me is the switchbacks. You can access Mt. It causes deterioration and scars the shortcutted areas. Trail joins up with Fish Creek trail that leads to the San Gorgonio summit or to Dry Lake. I think in about a week or two they will peak and this will be a visual treat. It is hunting season right now and there were a lot of hunters on the road and trails. Images Timpanogos Via Aspen Grove Trail Fall is the best time to cross one of Utah's classic hikes off your bucket list. Permit Info: Day use permits required beginning September 1, 2020: Next time we are considering making a left at Fish Creek Trail next time and making a loop along the forest road to see if there are any views up on the ridge top. While the Aspen Grove itself is only 1/4 mile of the way into the trail, and is itself awfully beautiful, the real icing is 1.8 miles up the trail. The trees are about 6 - 10 feet tall, but look more like large shrubs that trees. I believe it was covered by downed limbs and brush. Beautiful trail with new growth of aspens. Contact the Mill Creek Visitor Center at (909) 382-2882 for more information. I have communicated this info to my buddies at the Forest Service but they refuse to update their information or signs. Area won't be close to the same for decades (really a century.) Many switchbacks will get gain elevation and allow you to gain the summit of this great mountain. from $775 per /wk. Cross over Evans Creek and then head up a steep and very rocky ascent to the top of the crest, where you are rewarded with beautiful views of the Reno valley. First Falls, Aspen Grove Trail First Falls is the, well, the first waterfall along the Aspen Grove Trail, a popular route to the Mt. ASPEN GROVE Trail: Starting near the fee area booth parking lot near the Theatre in the Pines Picnic area, the A.G. trail gives you a 16 mile rountripper and 4900 foot effort gain and loss to look forward to. There are several downed trees in the first mile, but they aren't too hard to get over or around and you can see where people have done so. To get back down, you can return to the Trailhead via the glacier or the way you came. make sure to grab a permit, i emailed the day before and had no issue getting one. Our dog loved the river. The stretch of trail between Aspen Grove and Timpooneke trailheads is approximately 14.5 miles long and passes through the heart of the area. The trail is never difficult and steadily gains until you top out at some meadows and then the trail makes its way to Emerald Lake and a nearby hut. May 2018 Drove by fire ravaged Aspen Grove top turnout. It also applies to the Timpanooke Trail so I'll repost it here in its entirety: Author: phil@phil-lowry.comDate: Jan 11, 2003 9:09 PMI have been measuring the mileages on the two major Timp trails (and the one not mentioned on the website, the Hartsky cutoff) for about five years with both mechanical wheels and GPS plots onto digital elevation models.The Timpooneke Trail is 7.03 miles long one-way, while the Aspen Grove Trail is 6.82 miles long one-way. Stay on the trail and resist the temptation to commit one of the major crimes against trails that exists, shortcutting. This mountain bike primary trail. 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