3rd last obstacle is the worst !!! Although not as difficult as near by Deer Valley I would argue Slick Rock is more fun to drive. Hosted by. Length 3.8 miElevation gain 173 ftRoute type Out & back 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. I have a rock buggy on 1 tons and 43’s and I have run this trail many times, it is always fun. This is a pretty awesome trail. Make sure to have a winch or have a buddy with a winch ! 17:12. 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. Share this event with your friends. This trail is extremely scenic and challenging especially with the new reroute on the North end of the trail near Alpine Lake. This would be a 5 star trail if it wasn’t so sort. 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. Don’t attempt alone 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. From Utica to alpine lake !!! "We have a good chance of winning, but not if we do nothing: funny … I spoke with the Jeep group I went with an he said it wasn't easy either. Make use of the primitive camping at the mouth of Slickrock Creek, just three miles in from the trailhead… 8:00 . And some rocksliders if your not lifted 3in or more !! The Slick Rock Jeep Trail is a major trail artery for the Calaveras Ranger District. Joaquin Jeepers. 21:35. Lake Alpine. this is a fun trail and if your rig has 35" tires or smaller you will be scraping your undercarriage. Didn’t have to winch but it’s a good idea to have one here. Short but sweet. Nice hard trail. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. If you're in a JKU then you will be dragging on your skid plates. 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. Sierras Overlanding - Part 1 of 3 - Slick Rock Trail - Duration: 8:00. If you attempt coming out thru alpine lake that’s where it gets interesting!!! 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.. It’s a good idea to have a winch if attempting this trail. 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). The new sections puts this trail into Hard territory. The trail will remain open through 2018 which should be enough time to re-route the trail onto FS land. I followed the trail through a couple of the downed trees - if you could call these old-growth behemoth hardwoods "trees" - but by the third or fourth fallen log with the trail lost under wood rot and brambles I suddenly felt afraid and headed back. - NF 7N38 becomes NF 7N01 (2.6 Miles) 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). The winch hill severely increases the difficulty of the trail, and is a similar rated section as Winch Hill 2 on Fordyce. Great trail but definitely go with others. There are tough spots that may require walking bikes. 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. About this same time a newer Tacoma with 34" tires was coming up the bypass after coming to the same conclusion about his truck. Riders are cautioned to be especially careful at these locations and anywhere else the trail approaches a cliff, changes grade, or crosses rutted rock. I have submitted a formal letter as part of the public comment period showing … 41 Interested. You can hit pavement at both ends, if desired. Will do again when we can go slower. Plan spending more time because there is a nice stream to hangout at and Lake Alpine, plus some of the obstacles can be tough. 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. Sand Flats is also popular for camping. Trailhead is along the west side of Lake Alpine. Find slick rock trail utah (N 37° 9' 31.8888", W 113° 27' 46.6488") on a map. This route is easier if your attempting coming out on Utica. Great trail overall! A few one rig got some body damage, one broke a ball joint. Had a stock rubicon in our group that did fine but took a beating along the way. Other than that you can make this trail either easy by taking the bypass or challenging by taking on the harder section. Must have at least 33s NotICON 4,555 views. Although not as difficult as near by Deer Valley I would argue Slick Rock is more fun to drive. Views are very scenic. 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). You can … 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. Slick Rock Road is referred to as a road because it was once a paved service 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). There is no "Slick Rock Trail" in the Trail Reports forum, so I'm putting my report here. Slick Rock Trail Reroute Sept 16 2018 - Duration: 21:35. Definitely will go again, I prefer to go from lake alpine to Utica reservoir. As the review below stated, if you don't have 35" tires, expect damage. 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. 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 Hwy 4 to Lake Alpine, just past Bear Valley Ski Resort. 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. Slickrock bike trails in Moab, Utah are global superstars. The group of Jeepers were on 33-35’s and they didn’t look like they’d return. 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. Had A great time at Slick Rock today, but I didn't take any pictures, I was rolling solo. Hosted by. I would like to go up this weekend. would not recommend stock vehicles. 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. You'll come to the Slickrock Practice Loop in .25 miles, which is well worth the detour. It is open. You can basically see it from the road. There is very nice primitive camping along trail or camping sites at south end of trail. Work included clearing, lopping, grading and some bench cutting. 35”tires rock sliders is a must. This one (Slick Rock) is free and don't try to slide down it or you will die. Cleary marked signage points the way. Never did it before. I didn't have to go further than the first rock obstacle to figure out there was absolutely no way unless I wanted to thrash the truck. Just did this trail !!! It’s easier if your attempting coming out on Utica The road has existed for over 100 years between Lake Alpine and Utica Reservoir. baby Rubicon. 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. 2019 SLICK ROCK JEEP TRAIL - Duration: 17:12. rcjeepers 1,255 views. 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. Just did slick rock 3.5 hrs sweet run The trail has existed for over 100 years between Lake Alpine and Utica Reservoir. 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. Now, where to go next? Destinations; Things To Do; Lodging; Tours & Guides; Deals; Events; Maps & Brochures; Coronavirus Updates: Stay current on the latest news and park access. Along the trail you will find great views of Alpine Lake, Silver Creek and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. There is a trail up the hill from the road, and not too far up the trail is Slick Rock Falls. 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. - Just before the trailhead sign you will pass a "private property" sign Jeff Blewett. - Turn right onto NF 7N38 (4.3 Miles) The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. With new boulders and trail difficulty, it was more like a moderate to low hard trail. In the fall and winter, prepare for cooler mountain temperatures, which could be down 10-15 degrees compared with the surrounding valleys. BRC supports this grant to reroute the Slick Rock Jeep Trail. It is one of four jeep trails on the Stanislaus National Forest (STF). This section definitely increases the challenge of the trail, which is exactly what our guests were looking for on their visit to the town. Trail gets pretty difficult in a few places. Went with the Madhatters 4x4 off road group and had a great first time out! It's recommendable to have 35s for the new section, and lockers since it's a steep climb coming from Utica towards Alpine. The trail its self was amazing. 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. 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. Finished in about 1 1/2 hours. A group of us drove this trail yesterday and it was pretty awesome. Trail gets pretty difficult in a few places. Are there trails that I’d be able to take my stock 2017 tundra on? went both directions, very fun! NotICON 3,857 views. Posted signs at the trailhead say the trail will open June 30, 2020. nice trail with very difficult spots. KK6MWD "46WILYZ previously known as 1946cj2" Rock rails are a must have item and I would suggest having a minimum of 33" tires. Went with a group of vehicles back in the first of July. We chose to double back and still finished with daylight to drive home. great spots by mountain Creek. Slick Rock 4×4 Trail is typically an easy to moderate rock crawling trail. However, the north end of the trail had to be re-routed due to it being on private property. My stock two door rubicon did well, tho I did scrape the skid plates underneath a bit. Solo run yesterday. From Highway 4 - Northern Access (Stockton - 100 Miles)- From Highway 99 South Exit Highway 4 East (95 Miles) Adventurers come from all over the world to ride Slickrock and take in red rock country scenery. There is a trail near the wooden kiosk. not really passable without a great spotter or a winch. Slick Rock Road is referred to as a road because it was once a paved service road. Fantastic trail. - Turn right onto Spicer Meadow Road to Highway 4 (3 Miles). 33 Interested. Share this event with your friends. The reroute is great addition to the trail. This was not an easy trail. 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! The new reroute had one really tough hill that takes some work to get down. Don’t know which bypasses or what. 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. 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. South Utica Reservoir to North Alpine lake. it's not harder but I like it better. the road is open to the public, To Highway 4 - Southern Access (Trails End - 9.5 Miles)- Continue on NF 7N17 (2 Miles) 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. Starting from the largest parking lot ever dedicated to a single trail, head north on easy terrain. A slickrock dome by the Hickman Bridge Hiking Trail in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. Jeff Blewett. road. 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 ! Worked on the Little Gunpowder Trail between Bottom Rd and Pleasantville Rd. Dogs are also able to use this trail. pin. does anyone know if slick rock is open yet? Several Technical challenges and requires other drivers and a spotter. PDT. 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. 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. 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". Several portions of the main trail are marked with yellow dashes where the trail follows narrow ledges or abrupt drop-offs. Along the trail you will find great views of Alpine Lake, Silver Creek and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Slick Rock Road is a great scenic route with a few challenges along the way. Slickrock Moab Bike Trails. We started the trail at about noon hit all the obstacles, no bypasses, and completed one way at 3:30. Great trail it reminds me of a short Rubicon Trail. fun trail takes 2-3 hours to go straight through. Event ended about 2 years ago. Over 175,000 visitors enjoy this 8,000-acre recreation area annually. Bring a camera and friends... tons of fun. Had a great time and will do it again any day. Clear of fallen trees. I made it about a quarter mile back down the trail to the campsite when I ran into a group of backpackers. Finally! Great trail, plan to spend time at the lake and bring your suit! Along the trail there are still areas of concrete visible. Created a reroute to bypass the steep and unsustainable chute that leads into the treacherous rock to rock (aka slick rock) stream crossing. Lockers is a must !!! During the re-route, a winch hill was created! If you attempt coming out through Alpine lake, that’s where it gets interesting!!! I have a 3rd gen Tacoma 4x4 .... I would suggest taking at least one person with experience on this trail. Currently closed. - The trailhead starts to the Northwest of Alpine Lake I would recommend 35s for the new section, and lockers since it's a steep climb coming from Utica towards Alpine. SGT12XU 2,051 views. 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. It’s better suited for vehicles with more ground clearance and bigger tires. - Turn right at NF 7N17 The reroute is great addition to the trail. 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. Much appreciation to all those that came out! Slick Rock Road is a great scenic route with a few challenges along the way. Trail and map info here. It is about 1.2 miles down the gravel FR475B on the right. All I can say ... epic !!! 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 Trail Reroute Sept 16 2018 - Duration: 21:35. 21:35. Challenging towards the end (north) as you come up a hill on the new trail! Bring your swimsuit. Just below Looking Glass Falls is a dirt road that winds back into the Pisgah National Forest. Advice: TAKE YOUR TIME ! After three months of construction, a three-quarter-mile reroute of Slick Rock Road was opened for public access Saturday. Dogs are also able to use this trail. After twisting and turning for about 2 miles, you will come to a place to park. 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