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Lithic Trail



1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable


Ascent: 357' 109 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,012' 918 m
Low: 2,655' 809 m


Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)


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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

One of the many hiking, running, and mountain biking trails in Medford's Prescott Park.

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The main gate on the Entry Road (Roxy Ann Road) is typically open 8am to 8pm in the spring and summer and closes at 5pm in fall and winter. If this gate is closed, you may continue into the park without a vehicle. You may park along the Entry Road or at the electric substation as long as there is accessibility for maintenance vehicles and you are not blocking gates. Please be aware that quarry trucks use this road system.

Need to Know

Gate hours may vary depending on weather and maintenance needs. Many trails here become very muddy when wet and are closed at those (few) times. There is no potable water in the park, so be sure to bring plenty of your own.

The park is open all year but can be hot in the summer months - plan your runs then for early morning or evening. There is also a LOT of poison oak (and some ticks) here and staying on the trails is the best way to avoid or minimize contact with these. If you let your dog off-leash, be prepared for a wash and tick check after your run.

Runner Notes

This is a very good trail for running, but not when it's wet.


You can reach the Lithic Trail from the north end of the Twight Trail, from the Equestrian Ridge Trail (starting from the Picnic Area on the Loop Road) or from the Loop Road immediately east of Roxy Ann Peak.

From the north end of the Pali Trail, the Lithic contours southeast - with some small ups and downs - around the east side of Roxy Ann Peak. The views of Mount McLoughlin from along here can be wonderful if the weather cooperates. The Lithic ends at a junction with the Loop Road directly across from the Rock & Roll Trail.

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View of Mount McLoughlin from the Loop Road in winter.
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR
Mount McLoughlin from the Lithic Trail
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR
Along the Loop Road on a foggy morning
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR
Along the Loop Road in summer.
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR
Mount McLoughlin from the Lithic Trail
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR
Looking north from the Pali / Equestrian Trail junction.
May 25, 2018 near Central…, OR


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