Grizzly Peak Trail

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

From Interstate 5, take the south Ashland exit number 14. Turn east away from town. Follow Highway 66 for less than ¼ mile. Turn left on Dead Indian Memorial Highway. Follow this road approximately 7.0 miles to the Shale City Road, marked 38-2E-27. (This road will occur before you reach the evergreen forests on top.) Look for the Grizzly Peak trail signs. Turn left. Follow the Shale City road approximately 3.0 miles until you reach road number 38-2E-9.2. Look for Grizzly Peak trail signs. Turn left onto this road. At approximately 1.0 mile on this road, you will come to a three way junction. Follow the road leading uphill, which will be the same road you are on. Look for the Grizzly Peak trail signs. Approximately 1.0 mile further, you will reach the trailhead. Parking is available at the trailhead for up to 10 cars. The trail itself is only 3 miles round trip if you go up and back and can make a very good birding/wildflower hike in the spring.

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Habitat and Birds

In 2003, there was a fire on this butte and woodpeckers continue to occupy that burn. The rest of the region is relatively open with scattered timber. Near the top, the timber thickens. As recently as 2009, Great Gray Owl was reported from this trail.

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