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