Grizzly Peak Trail

MODERATE 286 reviews

Grizzly Peak Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ashland, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
921 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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. From here the way to Grizzly Peak is marked. There are at least 2 forks in the road, just follow the signs.

trail running
3 days ago

Beautiful views! Can’t wait to go back

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful hike with nice even trails and loads of butterflies and wildflowers. We hiked in thinking the weather was fine and then a lightning storm came through. Not the safest place to be for that, but the dark and wild sky with the clearing at the lookout was surreal. I will definitely hike this again next time I'm in town.

backpacking
28 days ago

Trail was slightly overgrown, the amount bumblebees and flies was insane! Considering the whole valley is on fire to the west the smoke was minimal.

1 month ago

it was very nice hike

hiking
1 month ago

An extraordinarily beautiful and rewarding hike. Not too difficult, but medium length. Make sure you’re acclimated!
Tough drive in, need four wheel drive and a resilient stomach

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice and diverse trail. Loads of wildflowers, butterflies, birds, excellent views. Lush green forest opens up to some mountain meadows, then drier open hillside showing wildfire effects from several years ago. Saw a baby black bear on the way up to the trailhead. All around well worth it and good for kids.

Did this my kids, my two year old walked most the way! View is fantastic! Recommend starting in the early morning. Took us a little over 3 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

Diverse terrain. It starts in the forest and opens up. Lots of wildflowers late into the season. No grizzlies, but I did see a black bear a couple of years ago!

1 month ago

Fantastic hike with beautiful views. Easy to find. Summit trail is marked but then unmarked. We never knew if we actually reached the summit. Hiked this with two city-fide ten year olds. My only disappointment was the lack of real grizzlies to eat these boys and give me a moment of rural peace.

hiking
1 month ago

We get just under 5.5 miles for the loop based on our GPS record. Always a lovely hike and the trail is in superb condition.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked with Daniela the morning of 5/25. Beautiful! Would rate it easy/moderate, only a couple times that went a little up hill otherwise it was easy and beautiful. Love that part of it was a loop trail. We could see Mt. Shasta and Mt. Adams from the top. When we first arrived we only saw 4 people, by the time we got down the parking lot was completely full!

hiking
2 months ago

This is a beautiful and fun trail to hike. Dog friendly! Just a really busy trail. Hard to find parking at times

2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous views! Most of the trail was perfect for running.

2 months ago

Pretty but busy.

2 months ago

Love hike with amazing views of the valley definitely a repeat hike!

hiking
3 months ago

excellent hike from april to september or so. just did this one w my boyfriend, took us three hours with a few stops and a long lounge at the summit. super fun, and very popular.

hiking
3 months ago

Spectacular trail and amazing views, this is a must do hike while visiting Ashland,

hiking
3 months ago

Our family of 5 hiked this trail today and loved it! The kids (ages 10-14) commented on how much they enjoyed it and would do it again! It is easy to find the trailhead and the trail was in great shape. The entire hike is gorgeous and the views are expansive and breathtaking! Highly recommend this hike!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Went up the trail for the first time with my two little dogs in a bicycle basket at times. When it got too steep I pushed the bike ... we had sooo much fun. Great trail condition with some challenges at times ... but that's what I want. Bike/hike is what we are going for. Cruising along at times gives rider and passengers a nice break to recover ... wonderful views everywhere. Met some nice hikers on the top...

3 months ago

The road up is completely clear and devoid of snow and the tree that had fallen has been cut. Beware of potholes hiding in shadows once you turn up the grizzly peak 1.7m sign, there are some whoppers.

The trail is almost completely clear of snow, some small sections but not deep at all. As expected in spring, icy in the morning, mud mid day, and muck in the afternoon. Extremely slippery, poles for balance or shoe traction is welcomed.

3 months ago

Some snow and mud, but BEAUTIFUL at the top and well worth it!

3 months ago

Great hike, killer views at the summit. Wear some good boots, there are some muddy sections. A few areas of snow along the trail.

3 months ago

very stunning in the snow covered trees. hike is longer as you need hike to the trail head, 1.7m one way.

hiking
4 months ago

Gorgeous view at the summit! Didn’t expect the foot of snow most of the way, but still worth the trek!

snowshoeing
4 months ago

We weren’t expecting 2 feet of snow but the glad we have 4wheel drive some other unlucky soul got stuck in the snow before he could reach the crossroads. Was a great hike, very peaceful.

4 months ago

Love this hike! Gorgeous views! Great at Fall time! Don't miss nearby Bybee falls located further up the road!

hiking
5 months ago

Winter access requires a good car to get up to the parking area, as the road is not maintained, even during a light winter.

Hike is great, not overly strenuous but beautiful. During the hike, taking a left at the junction with the sign takes you quickly to the peak and can be an easy out and back. If you take a right it's a considerably longer walk, though not that difficult. Trail is well-maintained and overall this is an awesome hike. Great for dogs.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing views on this trail. I was in awe. More difficult than any of my previous hikes but the view is so worth it!

6 months ago

Hiked Grizzly Peak Saturday 2.10.18. Nice gradual incline of a hike that passes through big stands of trees and the site of a past forest fire that’s just gorgeous with a sweeping view of the valley. Agree with other reviews to go right at the fork first. Was slightly muddy, and very chilly (or windy!!) at the top despite the balmy February day Ashland was having.

6 months ago

I love the burn up there. Just something so amazing about it! And with all the wildlife that's come up since then. So many different angles to view the South Valley from. Was up there last summer.

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