Explore the most popular kid 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.

hiking
16 hours 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
2 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.

backpacking
6 days ago

Did it twice this year in the month of July. I believe Soda mountain road (to get to the pct ) is closed. So don't waste a trip out there! Beautiful hike with lots of views

It was a perfect day to be out on the trails, and everyone was out enjoying the beauty of Oregon .

it was very nice hike

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
23 days 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
25 days ago

Fantastic hike! One of the family's favorites. Beautiful meadows full of flowers and breathtaking views of Mt. Shasta at the top. Easy hike.

hiking
26 days 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!

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
1 month ago

Easy to moderate trail in the spring and summertime. My pup loves it best.

Easy to moderate, well marked trail. Spectacular 360 views, perfect place for a picnic. No snow mid-May 2018. Great reward to effort ratio!

scenic driving
1 month ago

Very interesting drive. The 1st 10 miles no trespassing signs everywhere you look. Once you got higher snowparks everywhere. Quite a few lakes around as well. First time I had seen Lake of the Woods. Came back out 140 with even more lakes.

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

A few muddy spots in spring, but a great hike for kids (ages 5 & 9) and leashed dogs. Flowers, mountain views and butterflies this time of year.

Nice hike. Pretty quick and easy. The only semi tough part was the stretch of uphill road you climb to the top. Good amount of wildflowers and nice views of Shasta, McLoughlin, and Pilot Rock. There was mud at the beginning of the trail and it was thick, so bring an extra pair of shoes/socks if it has recently rained.

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

on Grizzly Peak Trail

2 months ago

Pretty but busy.

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

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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
2 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...

on Soda Mountain

2 months 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.

Always stunning views!

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!

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