The Tuttle Creek Trail accesses an abandoned stone building known as "The Tuttle Creek Ashram" in the John Muir Wilderness. Beyond The Ashram, the trail becomes a faint unmaintained route. The Ashram is a 2,000 square-foot stone and concrete structure with a cement floor, heavy beam roof, and a large fireplace. It is located at an altitude of 7,600 feet in a glacier carved canyon, on a ridge between two forks of Tuttle Creek. For more information about The Tuttle Creek Ashram, go to http://merrell-wolff.org/ashrama .
The distance from the trailhead to the Ashram is about 1 mile. In addition, the final portion of the road to the trailhead is often not passable, adding up to 1 mile of walking on the road.