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13 mile climb on the Bear Creek Greenway

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13 mile climb on the Bear Creek Greenway

Those looking to run a half-marathon length can extend the above route and run the entire Ashland bike path along the Bear Creek Greenway for a 520-foot elevation gain. To do your uphill climb on the way out, park your car by the weigh station near the intersection of Rogue Valley Highway 99 and South Valley View Road.

Start your route by heading north across the wooden bridge beside South Valley View Road. The bridge continues onto the paved Bear Creek Greenway path that loops around under the road and climbs over several rolling hills along the Bear Creek.

After 1.8 miles, you come to the bemoaned Wastewater Treatment plant where you’ll turn right over the bridge up the hill and past it as the path curves left past the dog park and heads south to Nevada Street.

Continue straight across Nevada Street on Helman Street past the school. After 2/3 of a mile on Helman, turn left on Van Ness and run two blocks to Oak Street and turn right and immediately left onto A Street.

After three blocks on A Street, you can turn left at 4th Street and run behind the buildings to your right to meet up with the bike path at 6th Street.  From here, follow the 6-mile route listed above.  The end of Mistletoe Road will put you 6.5 miles out one way.

Bear Creek Greenway

Bear Creek Greenway and Bear Creek

Outdoor Recreation Safety Note: Please be sure to read our safety note on our Outdoor Recreation home page.