The Bear Creek Greenway is a 17-mile paved multi-use trail that travels through creek-side woods and natural areas, connecting five communities and eight parks along its course. The trail offers opportunities for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, skaters and wheelchair users. Horses are allowed in designated areas in the Central Point and Talent sections of trail. The Greenway provides a place to exercise or bird watch or simply enjoy a quiet escape to nature. Benches located along the trail offer a place to sit and relax.
Parking and Trail Access
There are many places to access the Greenway. In Ashland, take Exit 19 from I-5 and turn south on Valley View Road towards Ashland. Go left on Eagle Mill Road, there is a trailhead near the corner of Eagle Mill and Valley View. In Talent, access the trail from Lynn Newbry Park, just off of I-5 Exit 21 towards Talent on the left. In Phoenix, access the trail from Blue Heron Park, located on the south end of town, just east of Oak Street and Highway 99. In Medford, access the trail from US Cellular Community Park, Bear Creek Park, Hawthorne Park, or Railroad Park. In Central Point, trail access can be found just off of I-5 Exit 33. Go east on Pine Street, then north (left) on Penninger, there is a parking area immediately on the right at the corner of Pine and Penninger.
Bear Creek Greenway
I rode a portion of this trail today and was apprehensive from reading the reviews but would like to share what I experienced today. I rode to Phoenix from Ashland and had a very nice ride. The trail was not bad really. The few spots that were mark we're ...
Update Review of the Bear Creek Greenway 5/26/12
I have ridden almost the entire lenght of the trail and I have some words of caution: The trail has been poorly maintained in numerous spots, with tree roots pushing up and creating rough spots. Someone has circled these areas in painted green and as ...