Mount Ashland Meadows-Pacific Crest Trail

Ashland, Oregon 97520

Mount Ashland Meadows-Pacific Crest Trail

Mount Ashland Meadows-Pacific Crest Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"An easy, magnificent, and popular segment of the Pacific Crest Trail, traversing a large basin just west of the Mount Ashland summit through open meadows, seasonal runoff creeks, dwarf aspen groves, and upper elevation forest. There is no water on this very popular trail. The upper trailhead area accommodates at least 10 cars. There is room at the lower trailhead for 2 or 3 cars on the shoulder and a couple more on the opposite shoulder.

For an easy hike close to town, nothing beats this magnificent segment of the PCT. In fact, the entire 40 miles of FR 20 is amazingly scenic (if uncomfortably narrow in spots), following the Siskiyou crest from Mount Ashland past Dutchman Peak to the Applegate Valley, with southward views into the Red Buttes, Marble Mountains, and Mount Shasta. The tiny highlighted segment of the PCT gets you out of the car and presents the entire experience in microcosm."

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon (The Mountaineers Books)
Chris Van Tilburg
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"Nestled in the rugged, remote, and beautiful Siskiyou Mountains, Mount Ashland is the southernmost ski resort in Oregon, just outside of the quaint town of Ashland, known for its Shakespeare plays." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
160 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Mid-June - Oct
Ashland / Siskiyou Ranger District: (541) 552-2900
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Ashland; Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest
Local Maps

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Dec 2018