The reroute is great addition to the trail. This nicely added to the new BMT reroute, by allowing the Trail to pass right past a great "stop-off" point for hikers, and shortened the road walk on Route 129 to less than one hundred yards. I would recommend 35s for the new section, and lockers since it's a steep climb coming from Utica towards Alpine. First time, made it through no problem in my Rubicon with 35’s. Must have at least 33s The Jeep Rubicon in front of me made it through the first obstacle fine but I ended up seeing him later and he turned around because he didn't want to chance it solo. It's recommendable to have 35s for the new section, and lockers since it's a steep climb coming from Utica towards Alpine. Sand Flats’ famous Slickrock and Porcupine Rim bike trails and almost 40 miles of 4×4 trails are world-renowned for their combination of challenge and awesome scenery. Had a great time and will do it again any day. It is one of four jeep trails on the Stanislaus National Forest (STF). Joaquin Jeepers. - Turn right at NF 7N17 Destinations; Things To Do; Lodging; Tours & Guides; Deals; Events; Maps & Brochures; Coronavirus Updates: Stay current on the latest news and park access. Never did it before. Trail and map info here. - NF 7N38 becomes NF 7N01 (2.6 Miles) the road is open to the public, To Highway 4 - Southern Access (Trails End - 9.5 Miles)- Continue on NF 7N17 (2 Miles) Length 3.8 miElevation gain 173 ftRoute type Out & back After twisting and turning for about 2 miles, you will come to a place to park. Last run there was a group of broke Jeeps on one of the obstacles and I took a bypass line around them and proceeded to beat on my rig harder than I have in a long time, but I was able to get around. KK6MWD "46WILYZ previously known as 1946cj2" 21:35. The Slick Rock Jeep Road Reroute (Slick Rock) project is located on the Stanislaus National Forest in the Lake Alpine Recreation Area, east-southeast of Lake Alpine in Alpine County, CA (Figure 1). Although not as difficult as near by Deer Valley I would argue Slick Rock is more fun to drive. Riders are cautioned to be especially careful at these locations and anywhere else the trail approaches a cliff, changes grade, or crosses rutted rock. Worked on the Little Gunpowder Trail between Bottom Rd and Pleasantville Rd. Will do again when we can go slower. 35”tires rock sliders is a must. If you attempt coming out thru alpine lake that’s where it gets interesting!!! With new boulders and trail difficulty, it was more like a moderate to low hard trail. fun trail takes 2-3 hours to go straight through. road. From Highway 4 - Northern Access (Stockton - 100 Miles)- From Highway 99 South Exit Highway 4 East (95 Miles) 2019 SLICK ROCK JEEP TRAIL - Duration: 17:12. rcjeepers 1,255 views. The trail will remain open through 2018 which should be enough time to re-route the trail onto FS land. Hwy 4 to Lake Alpine, just past Bear Valley Ski Resort. The reroute is great addition to the trail. Clear of fallen trees. Now, where to go next? - Just before the trailhead sign you will pass a "private property" sign Slickrock bike trails in Moab, Utah are global superstars. Completed the trail with my jeep group, we did the trail from North to South, did it on 33s and one locker and I would say that is the minimum if you know your rig and have sliders and skid plates. Jeff Blewett. Had A great time at Slick Rock today, but I didn't take any pictures, I was rolling solo. this is a fun trail and if your rig has 35" tires or smaller you will be scraping your undercarriage. You can … Don’t attempt alone Work included clearing, lopping, grading and some bench cutting. Don’t know which bypasses or what. Event ended about 2 years ago. does anyone know if slick rock is open yet? The Slick Rock Jeep Trail is a major trail artery for the Calaveras Ranger District. Share this event with your friends. Didn’t have to winch but it’s a good idea to have one here. A slickrock dome by the Hickman Bridge Hiking Trail in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. Make use of the primitive camping at the mouth of Slickrock Creek, just three miles in from the trailhead… South Utica Reservoir to North Alpine lake. I got a stock JL Rubicon with 35s no lift , was able to go trough the new section ( rubbed on the skid plates and pulled the winch ones ) , used the bypass on the stairs till next time when I’ll be back with a 2.5 inch lift , will be enough.. great trail - don’t go alone ! Although not as difficult as near by Deer Valley I would argue Slick Rock is more fun to drive. Great trail but definitely go with others. A group of us drove this trail yesterday and it was pretty awesome. This 10.5-mile (16.9 km) trail takes riders over a landscape of petrified sand dunes and the eroded remnants of ancient sea beds. pin. Just did this trail !!! Finished in about 1 1/2 hours. "We have a good chance of winning, but not if we do nothing: funny … There are tough spots that may require walking bikes. PDT. Adventurers come from all over the world to ride Slickrock and take in red rock country scenery. Went with a group of vehicles back in the first of July. BRC supports this grant to reroute the Slick Rock Jeep Trail. Because of its short length and relative ease the trail only takes a few hours to run but also offers some great camping opportunities along the trail and Silver Creek. You can basically see it from the road. You can hit pavement at both ends, if desired. The winch hill severely increases the difficulty of the trail, and is a similar rated section as Winch Hill 2 on Fordyce. Great trail it reminds me of a short Rubicon Trail. This section definitely increases the challenge of the trail, which is exactly what our guests were looking for on their visit to the town. 33 Interested. Views are very scenic. Are there trails that I’d be able to take my stock 2017 tundra on? Several Technical challenges and requires other drivers and a spotter. Along the trail there are still areas of concrete visible. Finally! The lake Alpine side has a reroute that has a steep climb with loose rocks followed by a sharp turn with stacks of medium rocks with not much of a line. Lake Alpine. SGT12XU 2,051 views. - Turn right onto NF 7N38 (4.3 Miles) it's not harder but I like it better. The first hard spot the gauntlet I think it’s called, got high centered and found a real convenient winch point in the rock to pull me right over. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Created a reroute to bypass the steep and unsustainable chute that leads into the treacherous rock to rock (aka slick rock) stream crossing. Bring a camera and friends... tons of fun. Hosted by. 17:12. The Slickrock Trail, is a popular mountain biking destination with worldwide fame that is located in Grand County, Utah, United States, a few miles northeast of the city of Moab.. would not recommend stock vehicles. This route is easier if your attempting coming out on Utica. The Slickrock Trail is the longest of the four short self-guided trails in The Needles district as the cairned loop trail traverses slickrock for 2.4 miles (4.0k) by four short spur tails, each one taking you to an impressive viewpoint; while the spur trials are short, they do There is a trail near the wooden kiosk. - The trailhead starts to the Northwest of Alpine Lake In the fall and winter, prepare for cooler mountain temperatures, which could be down 10-15 degrees compared with the surrounding valleys. I would like to go up this weekend. You get to it by turning down FR475B which is across the road from the fish hatchery, which is off 276 in Pisgah national forest near Looking Glass Falls. As the review below stated, if you don't have 35" tires, expect damage. Jeff Blewett of the Mother Load Rockcrawlers (club who adopted slickrock) and Cal 4 wheel fame has walked the proposed new route with the forest service and says there will be an addition of some obstacles. Lockers is a must !!! 41 Interested. The group of Jeepers were on 33-35’s and they didn’t look like they’d return. The trail its self was amazing. Slick Rock 4×4 Trail is typically an easy to moderate rock crawling trail. It’s a good idea to have a winch if attempting this trail. After three months of construction, a three-quarter-mile reroute of Slick Rock Road was opened for public access Saturday. Short but sweet. There is very nice primitive camping along trail or camping sites at south end of trail. If you're in a JKU then you will be dragging on your skid plates. great spots by mountain Creek. The road has existed for over 100 years between Lake Alpine and Utica Reservoir. Since it's an official trail, the USFS provides trail lat/lon data for it, which turns out to the route shown on the quadrangle map (which, it turns out, differs from the actual trail route). I’m not expecting to do rock crawling, I just want to get on some dirt roads and climb up the mountain to see some beautiful sites! I spoke with the Jeep group I went with an he said it wasn't easy either. The close proximity to both Knoxville and Asheville means it’s possible to get out of town on a Friday after work and make a backcountry camp before sundown (at least during the summer months). According to forest officials, Slick Rock Road’s importance to the ranger district is reflected in the decision to reroute it in order to maintain public access. Plan spending more time because there is a nice stream to hangout at and Lake Alpine, plus some of the obstacles can be tough. - Turn right onto Spicer Meadow Road to Highway 4 (3 Miles). Sierras Overlanding - Part 1 of 3 - Slick Rock Trail - Duration: 8:00. Nice hard trail. All I can say ... epic !!! Slick Rock Road is a 6.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kit Carson, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. I have a 3rd gen Tacoma 4x4 .... Bear Valley Mountain Ski Resort to Bear Lake, Mokelumne River to Deer Creek via Hermit Valley Trailhead, Alpine Lake to Emigrant Pass to Osborne Ridge, Utica Reservoir Campground to Stanislaus River Loop. From Utica to alpine lake !!! The trail has existed for over 100 years between Lake Alpine and Utica Reservoir. 8:00 . Posted signs at the trailhead say the trail will open June 30, 2020. nice trail with very difficult spots. And some rocksliders if your not lifted 3in or more !! There is no "Slick Rock Trail" in the Trail Reports forum, so I'm putting my report here. baby Rubicon. This was not an easy trail. Very popular with the Jeeper community, it provides a unique experience due to its setting and features, such as the polished granite formations and draws off-roaders from near and far. Just below Looking Glass Falls is a dirt road that winds back into the Pisgah National Forest. Slick Rock Trail Reroute Sept 16 2018 - Duration: 21:35. According to forest officials, Slick Rock Road’s importance to the ranger district is reflected in the decision to reroute it in order to maintain public access. You'll come to the Slickrock Practice Loop in .25 miles, which is well worth the detour. Solo run yesterday. I was in the area and didn't think my stock K1500 with 32" tires would handle it but figured I'd just see and turn around if it didn't look doable. A few one rig got some body damage, one broke a ball joint. Hosted by. This improvement allows the S&B filter reroute kit exhaust to exit under my rear wheelwell through the provided S&B exit port plastic housing shown in photo, utilizing the rear shock mount plastic panel location and inserting my 22 gauge steel enclosure which supports the 3" flex line hose. Trail gets pretty difficult in a few places. Find slick rock trail utah (N 37° 9' 31.8888", W 113° 27' 46.6488") on a map. Great trail, plan to spend time at the lake and bring your suit! Slick Rock Trail Reroute Sept 16 2018 - Duration: 21:35. It is open. warning that the lake Alpine side has a reroute that has a steep climb with loose rocks followed by a sharp turn with stacks of medium rocks with not much of a line. MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — The iconic Slickrock Trail and environs are not in imminent danger from oil and gas development — if the industry and others step up to oppose proposed extraction leases on the area, said Ashley Korenblat, a bike industry veteran and managing director of Moab-based nonprofit Public Land Solutions. We chose to double back and still finished with daylight to drive home. The new sections puts this trail into Hard territory. NotICON 4,555 views. I made it about a quarter mile back down the trail to the campsite when I ran into a group of backpackers. Teenage boys prepares to rides the Slick Rock Trail in Moab Utah s mecca for mountain biking in the American West MR Woman runs the Cathedral Rock Trail in Sedona, Arizona May 2011. Over 175,000 visitors enjoy this 8,000-acre recreation area annually. I have a rock buggy on 1 tons and 43’s and I have run this trail many times, it is always fun. I would suggest taking at least one person with experience on this trail. Cleary marked signage points the way. Definitely will go again, I prefer to go from lake alpine to Utica reservoir. It is about 1.2 miles down the gravel FR475B on the right. Slick Rock Road is a great scenic route with a few challenges along the way. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Rock rails are a must have item and I would suggest having a minimum of 33" tires. Trail gets pretty difficult in a few places. This trail is extremely scenic and challenging especially with the new reroute on the North end of the trail near Alpine Lake. Just did slick rock 3.5 hrs sweet run Great trail overall! Other than that you can make this trail either easy by taking the bypass or challenging by taking on the harder section. Along the trail you will find great views of Alpine Lake, Silver Creek and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Fantastic trail. During the re-route, a winch hill was created! 21:35. Share this event with your friends. This one (Slick Rock) is free and don't try to slide down it or you will die. NotICON 3,857 views. We started from the south and turned around at Wench Hill which was backed up and was significantly challenging for new rock crawlers like myself. went both directions, very fun! Though incredibly tacky for bike tires, horses with metal shoes do not have the same experience, so settlers in the 1800's named the sand stone "slick rock". However, the north end of the trail had to be re-routed due to it being on private property. Advice: TAKE YOUR TIME ! not really passable without a great spotter or a winch. Currently closed. Had a stock rubicon in our group that did fine but took a beating along the way. Challenging towards the end (north) as you come up a hill on the new trail! There are bypass for the harder section but there is no bypass for the new section of this trail about quarter mile from the trail head. There is a trail up the hill from the road, and not too far up the trail is Slick Rock Falls. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Jeff Blewett. Slickrock Moab Bike Trails. Also, the Forest Service recently added a new section of trail, including an optional rock garden, at the north end of Slickrock to reroute around private property. Went with the Madhatters 4x4 off road group and had a great first time out! It’s better suited for vehicles with more ground clearance and bigger tires. I have submitted a formal letter as part of the public comment period showing … The Slick Rock Jeep Trail Reroute (Slick Rock) project is located partially on private land and on the Stanislaus National Forest in the southeast portion of the Lake Alpine area in Alpine County, CA (Figure 1). The Slick Rock re-route project is located on the Stanislaus National Forest in the Lake Alpine Recreation Area, East-Southeast of Lake Alpine in Alpine County. Slick Rock Road is a great scenic route with a few challenges along the way. About this same time a newer Tacoma with 34" tires was coming up the bypass after coming to the same conclusion about his truck. Quick coordination between the BMTA and the Tapoco Lodge, greatly assisted by the Cheaoh Ranger District, resulted in a volunteer trip to clear that route from the Yellowhammer Gap to the Lodge. The new reroute had one really tough hill that takes some work to get down. Slick Rock Road is referred to as a road because it was once a paved service My stock two door rubicon did well, tho I did scrape the skid plates underneath a bit. Trailhead is along the west side of Lake Alpine. This is a pretty awesome trail. Slick Rock Road is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kit Carson, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Bring your swimsuit. Slick Rock Road is referred to as a road because it was once a paved service road. 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