FISH CREEK via ASPEN GROVE TRAIL - BACKPACK

 

ASPEN GROVE TRAILHEAD

Location

8 miles ENE Forest Falls off CA-38

Lat/Lon

34.1476,-116.79     Google Earth

Elevation

7424 feet     Weather

Driving Distance

0 miles - about 1 hour 37 minutes     Google Maps Driving Directions

Driving Directions

WEST on Sandburg Wy
RIGHT
onto Culver Dr for 0.6 mi
MERGE
onto I-405 North for 1.2 mi to Exit 7/Jamboree Rd
RIGHT onto Jamboree Rd for 3.4 mi
CONTINUE on CA-261 North (toll) for 5.8 mi
CONTINUE on CA-241 North (toll) for 6.5 mi
MERGE onto CA-91 East for 24.8 mi
CONTINUE on I-215 North for 5.6 mi
MERGE onto I-10 East for 7.7 mi to University St exit
LEFT onto University St for 1 mi
RIGHT onto CA-38/Lugonia Ave for 31.4 mi

RIGHT onto NF-1N02 for 0.4 mi
ARRIVE at Aspen Grove Trailhead Parking Area

Remarks Adventure Pass required for each vehicle - available on-line or at Big 5, Sports Authority, and Ranger stations

 

ASPEN GROVE TRAIL and FISH CREEK TRAIL - San Gorgonio Wilderness Area

Distance

2.5 miles to Fish Creek Meadow

1.4 miles from Fish Creek Meadow to Fish Creek Trail Camp

7.8 miles round trip

Elevation Gain

650 feet to Fish Creek Meadow

526 feet from Fish Creek Meadow to Fish Creek Trail Camp

Difficulty

Easy to Fish Creek Meadow

Moderate to Fish Creek Trail Camp

Season

June to October

Topo Map Moonridge (7.5')

Permit

San Gorgonio Wilderness Permit required (Maximum 12 campers and 8 stock per permit with different names)

Forest Service Description

Aspen Grove Trail 2E05 - ( 1.98 miles ) Turn right (south) off Highway 38 about 6 miles past the Barton Flats Visitor Center on Forest Service Road 1N02. Follow 1N02 until it forks right to 1N05. Go right up 1N05 (this is a rough un-maintained road not intended for low-slung autos) to the signed Aspen Grove Trail parking (7,400'), 2.6 miles in from Highway 38. After crossing the creek, take the trail to the left. After 1.5 miles, the trail joins the Fish Creek Trail (8,180'). 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 outside of the Sierra Nevada range.

Fish Creek Trail 1W07 (edited) -  From Fish Creek Meadow, it is 1.4 miles to Fish Creek Trail Camp (8,600'). Water is available (normally) approximately 1/2 mile beyond Fish Creek Trail Camp (Fish Creek crosses the trail). During early spring, water may be found flowing directly through camp.

SBNF Hike Descriptions

Links

See San Bernardino Mountain Trails Hike #36 and #37

NFS Hike Descriptions

San Gorgonio Ranger Station - 34701 Mill Creek Rd, Mentone, CA 92359 - (909) 382-2881

 

FISH CREEK TRAIL CAMP - San Gorgonio Wilderness Area

Operated By

San Bernardino National Forest

Lat/Lon

34.0,-116.0     Google Earth     Google Maps

Elevation

8600 feet     Weather

Capacity

 

Facilities

Untreated water nearby, wilderness toilets

Activities

Fishing?

Remarks