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Bull Gap Upper

Intermediate
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A popular multi-use trail, especially for downhill mountain bikers.


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2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

85%

Runnable

6,574' 2,004 m

High

5,514' 1,681 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,060' 323 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Spring · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Be aware of downhill mountain bikers. This portion of the Bull Gap Trail is part of the Mt Ashland Hill Climb Run (in August).

Description

Many runners will find that the presence of many downhill mountain bikers detracts from the experience of this trail. However, the trail is road-width for much of its length and it has some great views. Plus, it is the only way to run directly up to Mt Ashland by trail. From the Mt Ashland parking lot, the trail starts as a road that goes directly below the ski lodge and then to a water treatment plant. After this, the trail becomes more appealing and offers various views of the Rogue Valley below. The trail can be rutted, dusty, and rocky from mountain bike traffic.

A spring half-way down offers some refreshingly cool water.

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Shared By:

Torsten Heycke

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Photos

Wiggin's Lily on Upper Bull Gap Trail (Photo by Robert Nicholson)
Aug 8, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Fireweed and paintbrush on Upper Bull Gap trail (Photo by Robert Nicholson)
Aug 8, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Sneezeweed on the Bull Gap trail (Photo by Robert Nicholson)
Aug 9, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Cold water emerges from a spring a quarter way up on the upper Bull Gap Trail. Drinkable? Not sure, but feels great when splashed on face on a hot day.
Aug 9, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Great view from the parking lot. Mt. Shasta in the background.
Mar 20, 2019 near Ashland, OR

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