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Tour the Ashland Watershed on this gated road.


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Map Key

25.8

Miles

41.5

KM

Loop

4,900' 1,494 m

High

2,195' 669 m

Low

2,910' 887 m

Up

2,909' 887 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Wildlife

Description

You can hike this loop in either direction. The climbing is steady for several miles, then it levels off as you trek around the back of the watershed, crossing the east and west forks of Ashland Creek.

Parking is near what is locally known as the "swim reservoir" at the top of Granite Street. If you hike clockwise, you share the route with cars as far as the White Rabbit Trailhead, a little over two miles. Hiking counter-clockwise, the gate is reached within a few hundred yards.

Behind the gates, the road is infrequently used by vehicles transporting forest workers. The surface is smooth and sandy, providing a good alternative in wet weather. Most of the section between Four Corners and Horn Gap will be snow-covered in the winter. Many singletrack hiking options exist, particularly on the eastern side of the loop.

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Shared By:

Peter Carse

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Photos

Marty's Trail: Mt Ashland view
Jul 2, 2017 near Ashland, OR
This large tree marks the entrance to the Toothpick Trail (from Ashland Loop Road 2060).
Jul 2, 2017 near Ashland, OR
The uphill section of the Caterpillar Trail will test your lungs!
Jun 22, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Stop # 1, Example of Resilient Pines in Wildland Urban Interface
Jun 19, 2018 near Ashland, OR
Madrones, ponderosas, pines and loads of pine needles.
May 1, 2018 near Ashland, OR
Ponderosas and large granitic boulders feature prominently on No Candies
Aug 9, 2017 near Ashland, OR

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