Lemmon. Lemmon: Aspen Trail and Marshall Gulch Loop Trail – a 3.7 mile moderate loop trail with an elevation gain of 879 feet that you can access through the Marshall Gulch … The trail is well maintained, amazing views throughout the hike. Some trails which are currently closed are Mount Lemmon Trail #5, Marshall Gulch trail #3, Aspen Trail #4 and others. 3. On that sunny day, Marshall Gulch, the picnic area at the end of the highway, was scattered with folks breathing in the crisp, pine-scented air. Starting on Marshall Gulch Trail #3, hike up a gentle grade in deep shade next to a creek—even the hotter days are more comfortable here than on most other trails. Hiking Sunset and Marshall Gulch Trails On Mt. HIKING ON MOUNT LEMMON What are some popular hikes? There are four popular hikes near Mt. Lemmon was a wonderful experience and very fun. From Summerhaven the route crosses Catalina Highway then turns left onto FR 38 (Control Road), and then continues due north and downhill on the Oracle Ridge Trail (#1). A few plants growing: strawberry, violet, raspberry, snowberry along the creek. Lemmon (July 12, 2019) — Images by kenne. Lemmon, Mint Spring #20, and the Wilderness of Rock Trail #44. Mount Lemmon. The trail is 4.4 miles long and has an 866 foot elevation gain. Under the #44 sign reads "This area has been impacted by overuse, please practice low impact back country ethics". I opt to return on Marsh Gulch #3 which descends immediately. Lemmon is the loop beginning and ending at the Marshall Gulch Picnic Area at the end of Sabino Canyon Park Road, the narrow paved road that runs through the village of Summerhaven. The route follows FR 10 north into Summerhaven. Lemmon area), an aspen forest, and cool temps make this a great hike on a summer day. Marshall Gulch Picnic Area is located in the forest south of Summerhaven, on the upper slopes of Mt. Griffin Riley for the Arizona Daily Star. Trails connecting are Marshall Gulch #3, the continuation of the Aspen #93 up to the top of Mt. Lemmon, we crossed paths with an old friend, Jasmine. Up Marshall Gulch Trail and returning on Aspen Trail #23. First time on trail since Bighorn Fire. Sunny, temp 50-60°. One day we drove up the road to Mt. Trail Route Description. It's always nice to get away from the city and the heat. One of the more popular summer hikes on Mt. Large outcrops of granitic rock, almost white against the background of a pine needle-covered forest floor, are crisscrossed with dikes of even whiter pegmatite. Since husband injured his ankle a few weeks back, we opted for a short adventure and just trekked the 1.2 mile Marshall Gulch trail without continuing onto any of the many trails it connects with. The trail is an easy 4 mile hike, easy to low moderate. We climbed to over 8000 feet to hike in the forest. Netleaf, Gambel, and Silverleaf Oaks. The Marshall Gulch area of Mount Lemmon is a great place to explore for day hikes or even just to spend the day picnicking there. Ponderosas with burned trunks, still green on top. This loop sports great views of the Wilderness of Rocks and cool mountain surroundings. It is common for hikers to rest on Sunset Rock taking in the view, especially at sunset. Jasmine is well known to those hiking on Mt. We did Marshalls Gulch early in the am. Views from the Marshall Gulch Trail at Mount Lemmon. Marshall Gulch Trail. Before beginning our SCVN Friday hike on Mt. This passage begins at the Marshall Gulch Trailhead. Lots of burned, downed trees and "dragon holes". This trail is gorgeous in all seasons—and everyone knows it. Lemmon. 3 reviews of Marshall Gulch Trail "Camping mt. Lemmon, an alpine village destination for a summer get-away and a ski hill in winter. 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