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Explore the best rated trails in Medford, OR. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Rogue River Greenway and Central Ashland Bikepath. With more than 4 trails covering 30 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
I commute along this path all the time as an Ashland resident. The path is short and runs next to the railroad tracks through the Railroad district and up to Hunter Park, through the cemetery to Tolman Creek Rd. Unfortunately, the city of Ashland is not really in tune with taking care of its bike paths and bike lanes. The bike path, much like the Ashland bike lanes on the streets, is rarely swept--especially after they drop gravel in the winter. Also, the city recently used chip seal to resurface the path. Chip seal is inexpensive for the city, but it is a horrible surface for riding. That said, the view out to Grizzly Peak is a great view for a local commute.
We jumped on the trail near Ashland (stayed at the Lithia Springs Hotel). We rode the trail northwest to the town of Phoenix and back, with a short ride on the way back to the edge of Ashland. About 14 miles total. Small sections near the highway are noisy but most of the trail is through forested area next to a stream, even saw some deer. Very safe, well maintained and basically flat, so pretty easy. Highly recommend.
From Ashland or to central point or. approx. 18 miles. Hard surface, no gravel, no dirt. Partly shaded. Flat. Scenic, except last few miles, near Central Point. Homeless camped near path around Medford but no hassle. Rating should be
4 1/2 rather than 5, due to homeless.
Good ride from Phoenix exit 24 to right before hawthorn park, was cornered in by some individuals from both angles along with the countless homeless by the bridge.. will never go thru hawthorn park again!!!
Had a fun time cruising this trail. In some parts there are quite a few homeless people which is a side of the city some people might find uncomfortable. Also you are close to the freeway the whole time. Positives are it’s an easy trail that even kids can do that goes a long way. The creek is beautiful and there are some nice natural areas all along the trail. I will do it again for sure.
Some of the reviews are talking about the Bear creek greenway trail... this is the Rogue River Trail and it is a quiet, beautiful ride along the river. You can easily connect to the bike path at the south end of this trail and ride into the town of Gold Hill. The entire trip from the town of Rogue River, through Valley of The Rogue State Park (camping available) to Gold Hill is an excellent biking/waking route.
A beautiful trail along Bear Creek. Since the fires of 9/2020, the views of the creek south of Medford are gorgeous... some I’d never seen before because of the brush and blackberries. You also get a firsthand look at the devastation caused by the fires. The section through Medford does have a large amount of homeless camps and people on or near the path. Use caution when approaching underpasses because people tend to congregate and you don’t want to have a crash. North of Medford there are fewer camps and the trail stays between the freeway and creek up to the northern terminus.
Rode the 7.5 miles from start of trail in Ashland to Phoenix and back. The trail itself is great. Nice and wide, place to pull off and rest if desired, nice views of the creek and hills. Can still see the devastation from the Alameda fire that took place in August 2020. Sad to see all the house destroyed but nice to see the new construction taking place. When the vegetation and trees come back the trail will be even nicer. Did not encounter any homeless camps on this section of the trail. Saw lots along sections of the trail in Medford and Central Point areas. Look forward to going back when the weather warms up.
Shame on the people who review this badly because of the middle of the trail. Just bought this for the first time from dog Park to Valley view Road. It is truly lovely. Some fire damage but frankly Datz the life we have right now. Just so you know I resisted this path because of the reviews it’s a great path, but don’t goFarther than you are comfortable
We rode 11 miles each way on great paved surface along the river. We loved this trail.
Could be called homeless trail. Very unnerving with so many people coming out of the bushes and actually laying on the trail. Nicely paved a bit hard to follow with so many entrances and exits.
Our experience was great. Beautiful and safe and in Ashland we had lunch in a nice outdoor cafe before we returned to Central Point.
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