Crest Loop Trail


The Crest Loop is a 2.0 mile aside to the Bull Gap Trail for skiers of advanced/intermediate skill. It is most enjoyable when skied in the counterclockwise direction. The loop begins at the junction of the Bull Gap Trail (road 2080) and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), about 0.4 miles from the snowpark. The route follows the PCT for 0.8 miles, mostly through the trees, then zig-zags steeply downhill through the woods to road 050 which returns to the Bull Gap Trail. From the snowpark it's 3.4 miles roundtrip with 440 feet of elevation lost and regained.

Warning: If conditions are icy the downhill section between the PCT and road 050 is best avoided.

Dogs are not allowed on most designated nordic ski trails on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 03/15/2013: No current conditions report available.
Fees No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Ashland, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District

General Information


From the Ashland Ranger Station, drive east on Hwy 66 to Interstate 5. Take I-5 south 9 miles to the Mt. Ashland exit (exit 5). Follow the sign to the Mt. Ashland Access Road (0.7 miles). Turn right onto the Mt. Ashland Road and continue 7.0 miles to the Bull Gap Snowpark on the right (16 miles from Ashland).


Winter Sports

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

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Difficulty Level: Most Difficult
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
  2.0 miles
  Elevation : 
6,150 feet