Last weekend I went for a hike along the Ash Creek Trail to do a trail assessment. Good news first: The lower half of the trail is 98% clear. There is one blow-down at the entrance and a small snow patch right after that. I’ll get out there in the next few days to remove the blow-down.
To access lower Ash Creek Trail: near the junction of the Deer Run Trail, Baldy Green Trail and Ash Canyon Road, there is a double-track that descends to Ash Creek. Use that entrance for now.
Now for the not as good news: The upper half of the trail is about four to six weeks away from being clear. There are multiple snow drifts, some look to be over a foot in depth.
I know it’s tempting, but please wait until the snow is gone before attempting to ride the whole trail.
P.S. The contour road that connects Timberline to the start of the Baldy Green Trail is passable by bicycle.