Take a Hike: Split Rock Trail

NewsWatch 12 travels west of Mt. Ashland for a hike offering spectacular views of the Rogue Valley.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 11:00 PM
Updated: Jul 10, 2019 11:00 PM

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says, "today we're about three and a half miles west of mount ashland ski lodge at the split rock trail, which is said to have some spectacular views of the surrounding area. it is sometimes the trail is a little hard to see. that's why i downloaded a trail map, but you can just take a screenshot, and it should help you along the way. but let's get to it, and let's take a hike." narrow on both sides, the trail is really only wide enough for one person. at nearly 7,000 feet in elevation, there's still some snow leftover, even in july. quickly the trail climbs up over rocky terrain and just as quickly, the views open up and greet you with their brilliance. the trail weaves through patches of flowers filled with buzzing bees busy at work. then split rock trail takes a quick turn and a step descent follows. eventually you reach this crucial point in the trail. go left over the rocks. do not go straight through two small pine trees or you'll lose the trail... like i did. after succesfully navigating back to the trail, i decide it's better to head back and soak in some of the spectacular views i encountered earlier. josh shelton says, "we're about a mile from the trailhead along split rock trail and there's picture perfect views everywhere you look. mount mcloughlin is right behind me, as well as sweeping views of the rogue valley. mount ashland just off to my west. you could really just make this a quick, two-mile, out-and-back hike if you wanted to or if you wanted to it's three miles from the start to where the trail meets up with wagner butte trail. it gets a little more technical, but as long as you can keep the trail you should have a lot of fun. in ashland, josh shelton newswatch 12 sports."
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