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Ashland Loop Road

Intermediate

Trail

25.8 mile 41.5 kilometer loop
94% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,910' 887 m
Descent: -2,909' -887 m
High: 4,900' 1,494 m
Low: 2,195' 669 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Peter Carse

Tour the Ashland Watershed on this gated road.

Peter Carse

Features Birding · Wildlife

Description

You can run 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 run clockwise, you share the route with cars as far as the White Rabbit Trailhead, a little over two miles. Running 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 running options exist, particularly on the eastern side of the loop.

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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
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
The uphill section of the Caterpillar Trail will test your lungs!
Jun 22, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Ponderosas and large granitic boulders feature prominently on No Candies
Aug 9, 2017 near Ashland, OR

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