Mount Ashland

Page Type
Mountain/Rock
Location:
Oregon, United States, North America
Activities:
Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Bouldering, Scrambling, Skiing
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Elevation:
7533 ft / 2296 m
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Mount Ashland
Created On: Dec 19, 2005
Last Edited On: May 31, 2007

Overview

Difficulty: Easy Class 1
Distance: 5 miles round-trip
Elevation Gain: 1150 feet

Situated in Southern Oregon right near the California border lies the Siskiyou Mountain Range's tallest peak, Mount Ashland. Mount Ashland is a very popular area for many recreational activities, one of the most popular activities is skiing. The ski area was opened up in 1963 and has changed hands numerous times. Although the outlook for the ski-area has looked rocky at times, it has managed to sustain itself and provide many years of fun recreation for the residents of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Other popular activities at Mount Ashland include Mountain Biking, including a strenous 15-mile loop trail that is often biked in the summer.

Access to the summit is obtained by following a gravel road for about 1 mile past the ski-area parking lot and then hiking up a 4x4 trail/road for an additional 1.5 miles to the summit. Sitting atop the summit is a large white Doppler Radar which can be seen from many of the summits around this area.

Visible from the summit are Mount McLoughlin and Mount Shasta as well as other members of the Siskiyou Mountain Range.

Getting There

Access to the mountain is gained by taking Exit 6 from Interstate 5 and following the road paralled to Interstate 5 for approximately 1 mile, following the Mount Ashland Signs. When you see the sign that says Mount Ashland Ski Area follow that road for 8.7 miles to the ski area parking lot. The road beyond the Ski Area is closed during the winter, but access is available during the summer months.

Red Tape

Sno-Park permits are required from November 15th-April 30th. Annual Sno-Park permits can be picked up at the DMV offices in Southern Oregon for a fee of $15. 3 Day passes are available for $7 and a daily pass is available for $3. If you have Sno-Park permits that are issued from California, Idaho, or Washington they are honored as well. Annual Permits can also be purchased at the Ski Ashland downtown office for a fee of $20 and on the mountain for the same fee as well. Keep in mind that the DMV offices are closed on Mondays. During the summer no permits are required.

MAP OF OREGON SNO-PARKS

When To Climb

Climbing access to the summit is open during the non-ski season months.

CLICK HERE: Ski Trail Map

Camping

There is quite a bit of lodging available in Ashland. Some of the lodging areas have a lift-ticket/lodging package. Contact for details.
Here is a list of some of the lodging available:

Ashland Creek Inn
1-541-482-3315

Ashland Springs Hotel
1-888-795-4545

Timbers Motel
1-866-550-4400

Callahan's Lodge
1-800-286-0507

Brodeur Family Inns
1-800-547-4141 or 1-800-547-4566

Country Willows Bed & Breakfast
1-800-945-5697

Holiday Inn Express
1-541-201-0707

Mount Ashland Inn
1-800-830-8707

Plaza Inn
1-888-488-0358

Stratford Inn
1-800-547-4741

Windmill Inn
1-800-547-4747

Best Western Windsor
1-800-334-2330

Mountain Conditions

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MOUNT ASHLAND SNOW REPORT




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