JustRuns 4 Wheel Drive Club (San Diego, CA). I believe now is a perfect time to consider opening it up to green sticker ohv as there are many of us that would like to enjoy this trail with our families in our ohvs. I am also a member of Cal4 wheel. The trail is used year round by 4x4ers and over snow vehicle (OSV) users. This area embodies the rare beauty of old growth, virgin forest- an oasis of ancient trees that escaped the human blade. Make use of the primitive camping at the mouth of Slickrock Creek, just three miles in from the trailhead… Total time to transverse the trail is about 2 hours. Don Amador, BRC – 3/27/16, We have owned a cabin in BV since 1970 and support the slick rock planning. We are in full support of the rerouting of Slick Rock Road and welcome more clarification and signage as to public and private ownership surrounding Slick Rock Road. The Slickrock Bike Trail is only 12 miles long and can prove absolutely exasperating. Fulkerson – 3/16/16, The closing of this trail would be devastating to the the off roading community, not only in the immediate area but the state at large. Katherine Rakow - 3/15/16, To whom it may concern, My name is Jeremy Brown of Sacramento. Slick Rock 4×4 Trail is typically an easy to moderate rock crawling trail. Even if the White Rim isn’t for you, consider bringing along or renting a mountain bike for the trails and views of Dead Horse Point State Park or other area trails. Special to ModernJeeper from Jeff Blewett, Natural Resource Consultant to the California 4Wheel Drive Association. Camping Horse Creek Campground (559) 597-2301 P.O. 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. Directions: Slick Rock is three hours East of Sacramento, California, or about 2.5 hours south of Reno, Nevada. Slickrock Campground & RV Resort, in Moab Utah, offers tent camping, RV sites and vacation rentals just outside of Arches National Park. GPS: N38 28 08.1 W120 00 39.6 (north end), Guests and New Members Are Welcome on Runs, Club Runs/Events vs. Non-Club Runs/Events, Photo/Video Posting Notes and Instructions, Sedona, AZ (just a link to a picture search), Club Freqs. I would also like to see the trail reclassified to allow green sticker vehicles, such as side-by-sides,ROVs, atvs and motorcycles to travel on the route. This trail can be in very poor condition when wet. At first I was totally unaware that this was private property. See the Planning Tools at the bottom for some of our favorite options. Rarely do you leave your easiest gears and "spin" at an easy cadence. Just did slick rock with Proyota (Brad) this last Sunday. Funding is important this grant cycle because the land owner will restrict public use of the portion of the Slick Rock Jeep Trail that goes through their land in 2018. The Slickrock Trail is rated high technical difficulty and high aerobic requirement. If you are in the area I personally enjoyed Upper and Lower Rings trail and Bee Gultch way more. Thank you, Carolyn Terry – 3/25/16, Last year, BRC toured both developed and dispersed OHV/OSV opportunities and commends the Forest for their commitment to managed OHV/OSV recreation. I have been enjoying our public lands for many years. Please consider my thoughts when making planning decisions. Where is Your Tow Strap and Winch Controller ? Unfortunately, our utilities travel under the road that is currently being used for the Slick Rock Road Trail, the damage by the heavy use of this trail put those utilities in jeopardy. ... For camping gear: Sleeping Pads ... Don't go off trail, stick to the trail and clean everything up 3) If you flop or otherwise cause a liquid or oil spill, make sure you have the proper gear to clean it up off the trail. Dog walk area had no grass - just dirt and was located next to the playground without a barrier between them. I totally support the rerouting of Slick Rock Road so that it eliminates any confusion of public versus private property. No Meetings, No Officers, No Dues, No Politics…JustRuns !!! Only the last 400 meters of this trail is within the park. Oct 22, 2013 at 9:51 PM #3 #3. Length 3.8 miElevation gain 173 ftRoute type Out & back In 1992 my wife and I purchased a cabin on Bloods Ridge in Bear Valley. The first mini-obstacle is a climb up a rocky ledge. Re-Routing the Slick Rock Trail of California. The trail is accessed near a campground one quarter mile West of the Alpine Lake market. 99% of the riding is on sandstone! Having learned that Slick Rock Road encroaches on privately owned property I have been thoroughly confused as to where the private property begins and ends. I support the re-route of the slick rock jeep trail. No matter how much slickrock ground you cover, save some time for Moab’s best dining and culture. We love to hike the trails of Lake Alpine and have always been confused as to what is private and what is public property. There are … Book today! Upon purchasing this property we had to do substantial costly repairs to the road to protect the services. During the re-route, a winch hill was created! Slick Rock is a large park with many cabins and tent areas in addition to the number of permanent residents. The Sand Flats Recreation Area (SFRA) near Moab, Utah is a nationally significant public lands treasure at the heart of the Colorado Plateau. Tom Terry - 3/14/16, Our family uses this area and prefers that the road is on forest service ground. It is also a popular swimming hole during the spicier part of summer, 100 plus temperatures, so be aware that you may have spectators on the warmer days. We look forward to working with the US Forest Service on the new and improved Slick Rock Road. All Vehicles Must Have a 2 Meter Ham Radio. I have assisted Joaquin Jeepers in opening as well as closing the Slick Rock trail. I am writing in the hopes that you will consider my opinion for the reroute of the Slick Rock trail. cram89, Oct 22, 2013 #2. HISTORIC ADDITION OF A NEW TRAIL TO AN OLD FAVORITE. It is definitely unique due to the tread (rock) and the desolate landscape that surrounds the area. Slick Rock Trail: Utica Reservoir to Lake Alpine. Beyond that you’ll cross and wander along the creek until encountering the slick rock hill. People who use this road for the extreme sport of Jeep crawling are taking risks, but these risks on our private road are very worrisome as they create liability. The trail is used year round by 4x4ers and over snow vehicle (OSV) users. All locations are open 8a-9p during the week and 9a-5p on weekends. Slick Rock Recreation area is open until nightfall after which you must vamos prontos. Original review by Bruce in May 1998. Biking back up it was fun actually. During the summer months, Lake Alpine gets a great deal of visitors and I don't believe there logistically is enough room to accommodate us all. Thank you, Walter David Hendley – 3/24/16, My husband and I are frequent visitors to Bear Valley and Lake Alpine. In 2015, the private parcel sold resulting in a change of ownership. Take the left turn to Utica and follow the gravel road to the trailhead. This trail rates a 2.5-3, 30″ tires minimum, a limited slip is helpful, some body protection is advised. The final obstacle is an off-camber sluice. (888) 886-2477 I have been a user of this trail since 2007. Slick Rock Trail: This is a fun trail that connects Utica Reservoir and Lake Alpine. We welcome both walk-ins and appointments. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. In the fall and winter, prepare for cooler mountain temperatures, which could be down 10-15 degrees compared with the surrounding valleys. The physical environmental impact these smaller, lighter vehicles have on the trail is less than a registered vehicle. About ¾ mile of the Slick Rock Jeep Trail goes through private land near Lake Alpine where a formal right-of-way authorizing public use has never been granted to the Forest Service (FS). Relish the convenience of staying minutes away from some of Utah’s greatest attractions. Slickrock is perhaps the most popular mountain bike trail in the world, boasting over 100,000 visitors per year. Riders are cautioned to be especially careful at these locations and anywhere else the trail approaches a cliff, changes grade, or crosses rutted rock. This road is extremely close to our cabin and the traffic and speed of the vehicles creates a noisy and dangerous environment for our family. That being said, it is not necessarily the BEST trail in the country. My husband and I recently purchased the 36.7 acres on Lake Alpine that currently has the “Slick Rock Road” trail running through it. BRC also appreciates their efforts to post bilingual TMR signage to better inform the Hispanic community about protecting resources by staying on designated routes. We are so grateful to the forest service for recognizing the need for the road to be relocated onto public land. The physical environmental impact these smaller lighter vehicles have on the trail is minuscule. Knocked out Corral Hollow trail as a warm up, then headed to Slickrock Trail for the main event. Keep our trails open and Tread Lightly! 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). Looks like a win ,win for new owners and those looking to continue to area. Also, a major concern is the liability of a public used road running through private property. In my opinion the U.S. Forest Service is putting itself in a high risk liability situation of allowing vehicle, foot and bike traffic on private property, not to mention the public nuisance this creates for the property owners. About ¾ mile of the Slick Rock Jeep Trail goes through private land near Lake Alpine where a formal right-of-way authorizing public use has never been granted to the Forest Service (FS). The Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness stretches across eastern Tennessee into western North Carolina, encompassing 17,394 wooded acres in the Nantahala and Cherokee national forests. and Useful Local Ham Repeaters, Warning – Winches and Synthetic Winch Line. Currently slick rock trail is only open to street license vehicles. Most people approach the trail from the California side. Re: Slick Rock trail northern CA camping questions... « Reply #4 on: Jul 19, 2014, 06:07:58 PM » yes up Hwy 4 I remember there was the lake on the right and a store on the left we were past the lake about 5 minutes and the campground was paved It's my understanding that there is a campsite closer that is the same with pavement but I have never been there good luck and have fun buddy The trail has been an iconic destination for mountain bikers since it was created in the 1980s. Thank you for time, Jeremy Brown – 4/4/16, To whom it may concern, Hello my name is Jared Swanson of Salida CA. 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