White Rabbit Trail


Easy
(To bench viewpoint)
1.7 miles round-trip
500 feet elevation gain
Open all year
Use: hikers, bicycles

Moderate (entire trail)
4.7-mile loop
1350 feet elevation gain 

Left: View from the White Rabbit Trail.

Named for the white rabbit, the Cheshire cat, and other elusive characters from Lewis Carroll’s fantasy world, this convenient trail network in Ashland’s hills has become a wonderland for hikers, mountain bikers, and dog walkers.

After two local philanthropists, Vincent Oredson and John Todd, donated ten acres here in 1983, the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy led a fundraising campaign that enabled Ashland to buy the adjoining 270 acres in 1992, connecting urban paths with the National Forest trails beyond.

Dogs need to be on leash. Mountain bikes are allowed on the White Rabbit Trail and most of its spurs, but not on the loop along Clay Creek to the small waterfall.

From exit 14 of Interstate 5 (the second Ashland exit), head ...

If you’re still going strong at the bench viewpoint, however, continue...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.

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