Grizzly Peak Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ashland, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
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.
I'm sure it's a lovely hike. Today, the snow and a downed tree made the road impassable, so we just hiked the road! Almost made it to the trail head.
a great hike in southern Oregon, as the trail leads you through forest and opens to great views of the valley & surrounding mountains. can remain snowy on the north/shadowed side so plan ahead! easily a 3-4 hour loop if you don't hurry through it. dogs love it too.
one of my favorites. even my 5 year old granddaughter does this one.
Great hike! Saw an owl, kestrels, and lots of elderberries!
Love this diverse trail!
Super beautiful, and easy hike! Take your time and this hike is not hard at all, barely any steep parts. Some seriously huge trees on this trail. The old burnt dead forest is an incredible sight to see.. sad but very cool to see all the new life slowly developing. This is an absolute perfect hike with great views. Recommend it to anyone, especially for dogs!
Love this hike! Views are amazing!
It's so diverse of environments. Walking through green moss then to rocky crags and then through an burnt forest back through a high meadow.
For fans of the Netflix series, Stranger Things, here is your opportunity to hike through The Upside Down.
This moderately difficult trail begins in a conifer forest with a wide path at a moderately steep incline. The hike starts off beautiful and shady but soon you begin to see that all is not well with this forest. Some sort of moss is killing the conifers by slow suffocation. The higher you climb the more like a horror film it becomes until finally you reach the meadow. The meadow is lovely and the sign for the summit trail well marked.
On you walk, looking forward to the summit. But as you reach the ridge what you find on the other side is a dead forest, burnt to a crisp. Grasshoppers, locusts, and rattlesnakes become your new companions. Beware.
It still was a heck of a nice hike though, despite the sad state of environmental catastrophe that awaits you. Sadly, we didn't find the remains of poor Barb.