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We heard that the Aspen Grove is about 2 miles up the trail, somewere past the Arrastre Trail Camp.
Hikes in Search of Mystery Aspen Grove and Largest Joshua Tree In what was really two separate hikes on the same day, Kolby, Art and I went in search of an Aspen Grove on the Pacific Crest Trail, one of only two known Aspen groves in the San Bernardino Mountains. We found it and rewarded ourselves with lunch in Big Bear City. Then, for our second quest of the day we went in search of a grove with the largest known Joshua Trees, located in Lone Valley east of Big Bear City. We learned that the Champion Tree, what was once acknowledged as the world's largest was destroyed by vandals. We may have located it's remains. But we also saw one very large tree that just may inherit the official title as the world's largest Joshua. The one we saw and photographed was about 30-35 feet high and probably 12+ feet in girth around its base.