Lithia Park, best Oregon hikes in Medford, hiking and biking trails in Medford

HIKING IN LITHIA PARK

Choose your own adventure as you hike the seemingly limitless trails at this beautiful location! With over 93 acres of land to explore, Lithia Park has something for every level of hiking and biking!

If you’re taking in the autumn ambiance, follow the path past the Lower Duck Pond to take in the breathtaking landscape. The array of different Maple, Dogwood, Cedar, Oak, Birch, Pine, and Ash trees paint a symphony for the eyes in the autumn months. As you continue down the path, you’ll notice Ashland Creek with an array of picturesque arch footbridges crossing the creek. If the weather is nice, you may be able to take in some live music from many of the local buskers providing the soundtrack for your hike. 

Past the children’s playground, you’ll find a well-maintained trail that takes you deep into this magical place along Ashland Creek. Full of picnic tables, park benches, and wood footbridges. Near the Band Shell, which is used for an array of live performances including the Rogue Valley Symphonic Band and screenings from the Ashland Independent Film Festival, the trail will fork, giving you the option to follow the creek on either side. Eventually, you'll make your way to the Upper Duck Pond. You may follow this for as long as you’d like to the reservoir near the end of the park or loopback at any time. Be sure to plan your route and enjoy everything Lithia Park has to offer at any time of the year!

Lithia Park

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Average Distance: 2-5 miles, varies based on route

Parking: Free throughout the park but is limited to 2-3 hours based on location and time of day

Restrooms: Public restrooms throughout the park

Optimal Season: Year-round, weather permitting

Lithia Park, best Oregon hikes in Medford, hiking and biking trails in Medford

This is the perfect location for trail running, mountain biking, a calming hike with family and so much more! Dogs are allowed, so don't be afraid to bring your pooch on an exciting walk as long or as short as you'd like it! Be cautious of poison oak or ticks in the hotter seasons, and ice or mud in the cooler months. Take a relaxing break and enjoy nature on this beautiful hike throughout Ashland!

Lithia Park, best Oregon hikes in Medford, hiking and biking trails in Medford

Head south on Interstate 5 toward California. Take exit 19 and turn right onto Valley View Road, then left on Highway 99 and travel south for approximately 2 miles where it turns into Pioneer Street. The Ashland Plaza will be on your right. Enter the plaza where you may park for free or continue into Lithia Park.


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