Trail Work Party on the Grub Gulch Connector with REI and SUTA!
The Grub Gulch connector trail links the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail with the Jack-Ash Trail. This lovely trail segment winds through deep woods and out into a more open slope, covered with oak and native shrubs with terrific views of the surrounding mountains.
This will be a 3-5 mile round-trip hike down an easy down-hill grade and back up.
Where: Meet at the Grub Gulch Trailhead (see directions below) 3.2 miles down BLM Road 38-2-26, off of Anderson Butte Rd.)
When: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 ~ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm (doubtful there will be snow as shown in this picture taken from the trail last month!)
What: Trail maintenance on the Grub Gulch connector trail – primarily cutting back encroaching vegetation and some tread work as needed.
What to Bring:
Pack a lunch. Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, dress in layers and bring gloves. Bring water and whatever special snacks you like. If you have them, please bring loppers, a pruning saw or a tread tool such as a Pulaski, grubber, rake or sturdy shovel. SUTA can provide tools for those that do not have them.
Directions to Grub Gulch Trailhead:
Directions to Grub Gulch Trailhead from the Rogue Valley side: via Anderson Butte Road (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH Anderson CREEK Road out of Talent).
- From Route 99 above Phoenix, take South Stage Road to Griffin Creek Road. Turn left onto Griffin Creek Road at the Chevron Station going past the Griffin Creek School. Drive about 2 miles on Griffin Creek Road to where it will make a 90 degree left turn (where it meets Griffin Lane).
- Turn left and continue on Griffin Creek Road about another 1.5 miles until you see Griffin Creek Road turn left again off the main paved road. Stay on the paved road which is now called Anderson Butte Road – heading uphill.
- Follow Anderson Butte Road about 2 miles to BLM road 38-2-26 on your right. (Note: You will go past a quarry and then a yellow BLM gate on your right. The turn-off is just a short distance past a series of large concrete road barriers along the paved road.
- TURN RIGHT onto dirt BLM road 38-2-26 and drive 3.2 miles to the Grub Gulch Trailhead Signs and a locked green BLM gate.
We hope you can join us!