If you are looking for something adventurous to do while in Ashland, Grizzly Peak may be just what you’re looking for. At an elevation of 5,922 feet, Grizzly Peak offers a breathtaking view of the Rogue Valley and the city of Ashland. The trailhead to the summit is a gorgeous 5 mile round-trip hike through a mixed forest of fir and pine. This hike is notorious for sightings of elk, deer, golden eagles, and hawks. In addition to wild life, the hike provides unforgettable views of the Cascades. These views include, but are not limited to, Diamond Peak, Mt. McLoughlin, and Mt. Shasta. The optimal season for this adventure is between the months of April and October, late spring being a favorite among the locals. Always remember to bring plenty of water while enjoying the outdoors, and never hike alone.