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Green Springs Loop

Southern Oregon Cascades, Oregon

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  • Walking to the Green Springs Loop Trailhead.- Green Springs Loop
  • Start of the Green Springs Loop Trail.- Green Springs Loop
  • Follow the signs for the loop trail.- Green Springs Loop
  • Blooming Oregon grape.- Green Springs Loop
  • Trillum in bloom.- Green Springs Loop
  • Heading to the viewpoint.- Green Springs Loop
  • The valley from one of the viewpoints.- Green Springs Loop
  • Western fence lizard.- Green Springs Loop
  • Leaving the viewpoint.- Green Springs Loop
  • Pilot Rock in the distance.- Green Springs Loop
  • Blooming wild strawberry.- Green Springs Loop
  • Woodland forget-me-not.- Green Springs Loop
  • Blue-eyed Mary.- Green Springs Loop
  • Larkspur.- Green Springs Loop
  • Unidentified lily (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Green Springs Loop
  • Back at the start of the loop.- Green Springs Loop
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy hike (no climbing). Beautiful views. Great wildflowers.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Southern Oregon Cascades, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
300.00 ft (91.44 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Horseback
Total Distance: 
2.20 mi (3.54 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
4,930.00 ft (1,502.66 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Green Springs Loop is one of the easiest hikes in the Rogue Valley, offering beautiful views of Mount Ashland. It's a short and scenic hike with almost no elevation gain. In the spring and early summer the trail is bordered with wildflowers and edible miner's lettuce. Offering great views and opportunities for wildlife viewing, this hike is shorter than many of the other hikes in the area. The viewpoint, located about 1.2 miles from the start, is often a great spot to see deer and birds of prey. It is also the only part of the hike where you will be able to see the last remaining old-growth trees in the area, some of which show scars from the wildfires that have affected the area. The south-facing section of the trail takes you through a prairie with an open view of the valley before heading back through the forest. 

Ideal for all ages, you'll enjoy a diversity of scenery, flora, and fauna on this pleasant hike. And if you are lucky, the wild strawberries bordering the trail will be ripe.

 

 

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