Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Ashland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Wagner Butte Trail

2 days ago

Decent elevation gain but not hard by any means

Beautiful. You can also start from Mt Ashland.

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

on Grizzly Peak Trail

6 days ago

Pretty but busy.

Beautiful views

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

Beautiful views.

10 days 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.

11 days ago

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

12 days 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
16 days 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...

on Soda Mountain

18 days ago

Nice trail. Hiked on 5/5/18 and saw very few people. Small patches of snow in a couple of places. Beautiful wildflowers and beautiful views. I wouldn't rate this as easy. The road that you walk to the top is straight up. Moderate would be a better rating. Great hike, but prepare to earn the amazing views.

great hike! well worth the distance

roads up to parking area are clear although the lot is full of water.

start the hike with switch backs, level out then ascend a seeming never ending incline. Rest assured once you hit sheeps creek slide it gets easier incline wise. Snow free until wagner glade, ranging from 1 inch to 18 inches of snow in some area. Most of the bootpack is solid but some steps send you post holing. great views at the top. not very rocky

enjoy and sign the log at the top

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.

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

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

Great trail with awesome views but was a little challenging to navigate with so many trails attaching to the main trail. Parts are very uphill!! Quiet trail, well maintained.

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

1 month ago

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

1 month 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.

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

Beautiful! Watch for the "Hippo" rock!

Absolutely love this hike! I've hiked it 4 times! great for kids, couples or solo! Nice letter box surprise at the top of Hobart bluff! Great views of Emigrant lake!

2 months ago

had a wonderful time with my daughters and my husband would definitely do it again we hiked the first week of March and got to hike up to the snow it was lots of fun

3 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.

3 months ago

One of the best hikes around the Rogue Valley with easy access from Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, and Medford. The drive up is cool, with a great parking area and a distinct sign at the trailhead.
The hike is hard though not the hardest, starting with a long uphill slog that is somewhat intense even if you are in shape. Solitude abounds, the trail is well-marked, and Sheep Creek Slide is awesome. I can't say enough about this hike. Not the hardest hike you can do, but requires a solid amount of effort so be prepared to do a little work.

3 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!

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.

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.

3 months ago

I’m overweight so this trail was pretty tough for me, but a great challenge to get me ready for the summer hiking season. We’ve had a warm, dry winter so the trail surface was pretty muddy in a few places with patches of dirty snow pack with plenty of grip. I tried to go last week, but turned back because the trail was too icy. I think if you go this time of year you’d need to make sure it was after a few clear days to give the trail some time to clear.

Just as I was considering taking a break or maybe heading back down the view knocked me off my feet. Stunning and so worth the effort. I can’t wait to go back.

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