6.8 miles round-trip
600 feet elevation gain
Open mid-June to mid-November
Use: hikers, horses
Left: Mount Ashland Meadows
There’s no handier spot for a quick stroll through subalpine wildflower meadows than along the Pacific Crest Trail at Mt. Ashland. Starting from a paved road just ten minutes from Interstate 5, this nearly level hike traverses the side of the Siskiyous’ tallest peak, with views south to majestic Mt. Shasta. To make the trip even easier, you can shuttle a car or bicycle to Grouse Gap and hike this 3.4-mile section of the PCT one way.
To start, drive I-5 toward ...
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.
Mt. Ashland is a featured Wildflower Hike, with a display that peaks between late June and early August. Click here to see which flowers are typically blooming in the area this week.