This easy seven-mile path, great for hiking and horseback riding, is most accessible June through October. The Grouse Gap section of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is an enjoyable, easy day-hike close to the Rogue Valley. The trail offers midsummer wildflowers displays and vistas of Mt. Shasta, the Marble Mountains, and the Trinity Alps to the south. Several springs are found along the trail; however, the water has not been tested and may be unsafe to drink. At the Rogue River National Forest Boundary sign, the trail begins a gradual ascent along the southern flanks of Mt. Ashland, passing through a mixed conifer forest. Small mountain meadows gradually open to a large cirque basin blanketed with columbine, scarlet gilia, Indian paintbrush, lupines, and mountain gentians. Deer frequently seek refuge from the heat beneath the cool, shady draws.

 
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Expert Review of Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, #2000 Forest Boundary to Grouse Gap

Active and Adventure Review of Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, #2000 Forest Boundary to Grouse Gap

Away Travel Expert: Karen Kefauver
ActiveExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking,Trekking and Backpacking

Address:
Mount Ashland
Ashland, Oregon
Price: Free


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Telephone Number: 541-858-2200
Price Information: Free
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