Trail

Grizzly Peak

Ashland, OR
Length: 5.00 mi.
Type: Lollipop

About This Trail

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Grizzly Peak is a loop trail outside of Ashland that features amazing views and an escape from summer heat. You can expect it to always be at least 20 degrees cooler than the valley! This trail is not accessible in winter and early spring months due to snow and ice on the access road.

The trail starts immediately uphill, and nearly all of the climbing is done in the first mile. After the first mile, the trail levels off and you can either choose to go right towards the highest point or left towards the overlook which is not the highest point but has the best view of the valley. If you want a shorter, 4 mile hike, head left to the view point and back.

The trail is generally safe, but based on the elevation gain of 900′ and 5 mi distance, littles  will need to be carried at least for some part of the hike. The lookout spot has drop offs but it is a wide flat area, very safe for kids with parent supervision.

You’ll walk through some beautiful meadows, old fire scar areas, and rocky overlooks on this trail. There are views of McLoughlin, Mt Shasta, Ashland, and Medford as you loop around the mountain. So beautiful!

It can be windy and chilly on top, so pack some layers. Also the west side of the trail is without much shade, so sunscreen and hats are a must!

Plan for a 30 minute drive from Ashland and around 3 hours to complete this adventure.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 900 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Viewpoint

Views
Wildflowers
High elevation

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Parking is free in a small dirt lot at the end of the access road. There is an outhouse toilet available at the trailhead. No water or trash.

Trail Contributor

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Hey Everyone! I’ve been involved with Hike it Baby since July 2016. Back then, I loved leading adult-paced hikes where we could get a little workout. Now that we have two growing kids, I love to lead preschool hikes and explorations where we can share our parks and trails with our little ones. You’ll find me hosting hikes and other events in Ashland each week.

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Getting There

From Ashland head east on Hwy 66. About 1/4 mile east of Hwy 5, turn Left onto Dead Indian Memorial Road. Continue on Dead Indian Memorial Road for about 6.4 miles. Turn Left onto Shale City Road (you’ll see a row of mailboxes). From here the way to Grizzly Peak is marked. There are at least 2 forks in the road, just follow the signs.