Grouse Gap Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Grouse Gap Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ashland, Oregon that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cross country skiing

views

1 month ago

half the trail is dirt road with traffic. other half is off trail with many footprints trampling native endangered vegetation. Bad routing. Please put people on PCT instead or reroute up to top of Mt. Ashland.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Amazing views of Shasta.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

We went on this hike as part of an orienteering class. Armed with only map and compass we plotted a cross country course to Rabbit Ears and successfully scrambled to the destination.

birding
Monday, July 21, 2014

Starts soon after milepost 7 on the Ashland Ski Road, parking on the right. Cross the road and follow the Pacific Crest Trail through the forest with occasional meadows giving views towards Mount Shasta. The trail crosses a dirt road and continues across a broad meadow, this is where the wild flowers start, for this trail is a treasure for lovers of native plants. Trail gradually climbs to a highpoint looking across a broad valley, through the trees glimpses can be had of the destination - Grouse Gap Shelter, still about a mile away. The trail traverses a large couloir crossing small contained streams eventually meeting Forest Road 20. The PCT crosses the road on its way to Siskiyou Peak, another good hike. Turn left down the dirt road for about 400 yards to the shelter which contains a good sized picnic table and a fire ring, close by is a Forest Service toilet. Note there is no water here. Return the same route for a 7.5 mile hike.