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Lithia Park Trail Running

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Lithia Park Trail Running

For a shorter trail run, one of the most beautiful options in town is through Lithia Park. Along Ashland Creek and through exotic trees, you can run 2 miles within the park on soft bark and dirt surfaces.

Begin your run from Ashland’s downtown plaza where N. Main Street meets Winburn Way beneath the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Bowmer Theater. At this park entrance, pass the Lower Duck Pond and run south on the paved sidewalk past the playground and onto the bark trail and continue straight ahead.

At .6 miles you’ll come to a paved lot by the Ashland Parks Office. The trail resumes ahead to the left after the buildings. After you pass a clearing with picnic tables, there’s a fork at a small bridge where you can go either way as these trails will reconnect on a bridge at the end of the main trail at the 1-mile mark.

From here, you can return on the same path to complete the 2-mile run, or continue on any of trails or the roads above the park if you’d prefer a longer run.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Directions: Lithia Park is located just south of the main plaza in town.

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

Lithia Park Trail

Lithia Park Trail