Tony Grove Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Cache County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 8,074 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 464 feet.
Tony Grove Nature Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Tony Grove is a gateway to a variety of montane habitat types. The area is a mix of spruce-fir stands, aspen groves, mountain meadows, and mountain riparian zones. A hike along any of the numerous trails leaving from Tony Grove will be sure to yield rewards. The mountain meadows that dot the landscape are filled with wildflowers, which usually peak in late July. I’ll suggest three trails from among the many possibilities. Specialty birds: Williamson’s Sapsucker; Three-toed Woodpecker; Western Wood-Peewee; Clark’s Nutcracker; Townsend’s Solitaire; Pine Grosbeak; Red Crossbill (irregular). Other key birds: Golden Eagle; Ruby-throated, Calliope (August), Broad-tailed, and Rufous Hummingbirds; Purple Martin; Gray and Steller’s Jays; Mountain Chickadee; Red-breasted and Whitebreasted Nuthatches; Brown Creeper; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Mountain Bluebird; Townsend’s Warbler (fall); Brewer’s and Lincoln’s Sparrows. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information."
--D. E. McIvor, Birding Utah (Falcon Guides).
"Tony Grove Lake is often called the crown jewel of the Bear River Range. But the mountains that surround the water are of more interest to skiers and snowboarders, as everything from mellow runs to steep chutes to cliff bands can be found above the frozen shore. Tony Grove is also a popular haven for snowmobilers, so you’ll likely be sharing the mountains with machinery. Fall is the best time of year to tour, when access is short and easy from the lake or campground. But as soon as the 7-mile access road is snowbound and becomes impassable to vehicles, snowmobiles are required to reach the lake. While longer tours in the Bear River Range are possible from the lake, this route sticks to the lower bowls that can be lapped for a short day."
--Jared Hargrave, Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
"This small glacial lake in Logan Canyon rests on Wasatch-Cache National Forest land. The 25-acre fishery isn’t deep and can winterkill. It is planted with rainbow trout throughout the summer. The Forest Service maintains a 37-unit campground near the lake. Key Species: Rainbow trout.Fishing Index: Tony Grove is more of a camping locale than a fishing destination. The DWR plants trout as soon as trucks can reach the lake, usually late spring or early summer. There are rarely holdovers from one year to the next, so fish longer than 14 inches are rare. Bait is the preferred method, but fish are also caught on small spoons and flies."
--Brett Prettyman, Fishing Utah (The Globe Pequot Press).
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