A lovely creek, big views over Tucson (and the entire Mt. This loop sports great views of the Wilderness of Rocks and cool mountain surroundings. There are four popular hikes near Mt. Under the #44 sign reads "This area has been impacted by overuse, please practice low impact back country ethics". 3. I opt to return on Marsh Gulch #3 which descends immediately. This passage begins at the Marshall Gulch Trailhead. Netleaf, Gambel, and Silverleaf Oaks. This trail is gorgeous in all seasons—and everyone knows it. We did Marshalls Gulch early in the am. 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. Trail Route Description. 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). One day we drove up the road to Mt. HIKING ON MOUNT LEMMON What are some popular hikes? Lemmon area), an aspen forest, and cool temps make this a great hike on a summer day. Lemmon, Mint Spring #20, and the Wilderness of Rock Trail #44. Lemmon was a wonderful experience and very fun. We climbed to over 8000 feet to hike in the forest. The route follows FR 10 north into Summerhaven. The trail is well maintained, amazing views throughout the hike. Ponderosas with burned trunks, still green on top. 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 an easy 4 mile hike, easy to low moderate. Trails connecting are Marshall Gulch #3, the continuation of the Aspen #93 up to the top of Mt. Lemmon, an alpine village destination for a summer get-away and a ski hill in winter. 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. 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. The trail is 4.4 miles long and has an 866 foot elevation gain. 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. 3 reviews of Marshall Gulch Trail "Camping mt. Up Marshall Gulch Trail and returning on Aspen Trail #23. Jasmine is well known to those hiking on Mt. Views from the Marshall Gulch Trail at Mount Lemmon. Sunny, temp 50-60°. Mount Lemmon. We chose the Marshall Gulch Trail, a section of the Arizona Trail. Griffin Riley for the Arizona Daily Star. First time on trail since Bighorn Fire. Marshall Gulch Picnic Area is located in the forest south of Summerhaven, on the upper slopes of Mt. It's always nice to get away from the city and the heat. Before beginning our SCVN Friday hike on Mt. Lots of burned, downed trees and "dragon holes". One of the more popular summer hikes on Mt. 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. Some trails which are currently closed are Mount Lemmon Trail #5, Marshall Gulch trail #3, Aspen Trail #4 and others. It is common for hikers to rest on Sunset Rock taking in the view, especially at sunset. Lemmon (July 12, 2019) — Images by kenne. Marshall Gulch Trail. We did the hike with out little pug and he rocked it. 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. Lemmon. 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