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Upper Lithia Park: 2060 to Wonder Trail

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A wonderful little hike to a great lookout and lunch spot littered with granite boulders.


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6.3

Miles

10.2

KM

Out and Back

3,508' 1,069 m

High

2,228' 679 m

Low

1,510' 460 m

Up

1,510' 460 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy, quick, drive from downtown Ashland to trailhead. Moderate inclines and well maintained trail/road.

Overview

This is an out and back hike that starts out on a Forest Service road, follows the Wonder Trail up to a wonderful viewpoint at the intersection with the Fell on Knee Trail. Return the way you came.

Need to Know

Bikes are allowed going uphill only. They're going slow.

Description

This is an easy and quick drive from downtown Ashland to the trailhead. The hike offers moderate inclines and is well maintained year round. There may be patches of snow in the winter, especially the higher up you go.

The trail starts at around 2200 ft and ascends to approximately 3400 ft, making this a 1200 ft climb.

Park at the upper end of Lithia Park. Hike about 1.6 miles up FS Road 2060 (Ashland Loop Road) to the beginning of the Wonder Trail. This route ends at the intersection with the Fell on Knee Trail (about 1.5 miles from the intersection). One way it is about 3.2 miles. The full trip is 6ish miles.

Flora & Fauna

See the Wonder Trail for a description of the flora and fauna you're likely to encounter.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jim Rible

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An array of interesting pines, firs, madrones and granite boulders near the top of Wonder.
May 1, 2018 near Ashland, OR
Mt Ashland and the heart of the watershed.
May 1, 2018 near Ashland, OR
Art awaits on Bandersnatch.
Jun 21, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Fell on Knee Trail offers gorgeous mountain lupine and paintbrush with granite boulders and a Mt. Ashland view.
Jun 29, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Granite boulders at intersection of Wonder Trail and Fell on Knee trail. View of snow covered Mt. Ashland in distance.
Apr 7, 2019 near Ashland, OR
Fire-hardened madrones adjacent to granite boulders.
May 1, 2018 near Ashland, OR

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