Grizzly Peak is a brilliant trail experience for hikers, what with views of a number of towering mountain peaks, mountain meadows, wildflowers, and different forest types. The trail is a 5.4 mile loop with an elevation gain of 750 feet.
As you get out of your car, you are immediately welcomed by a great view of Mt. McLoughlin. You start the hike through some stately Grand Fir trees amidst some of the main elevation gain of the trail.
As you reach the higher portions of the trail, you will notice fabulous views of Mt. Shasta, Emigrant Lake, and Mt. Ashland. Once you’ve reached the pinnacle of the hike, gorgeous views of Ashland come to view.
Continuing on the loop, the trail will take you through and near portions of a forest fire from the early 2000’s. It is interesting to notice some of the rebirth in the area as it grows out of the ashes.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Directions: Head out of town from the center of Ashland down Siskiyou Blvd to Ashland St, where you will take a left. Follow Ashland St. over I-5, and just after half a mile take a left on Dead Indian Memorial Highway, which you will follow for 6.6 miles. You will turn left on Shale City Road at this point and continue for 2.9 miles. Turn left on BLM Road 38-2E-9.2 and go for three quarters of a mile to a fork in the road, and continue straight uphill for .9 miles to the parking lot.
Outdoor Recreation Safety Note: Please be sure to read our safety note on our Outdoor Recreation home page.