Hobart Bluff & Peak

Part of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, this is an unusual area of transition between the Cascades and Siskiyous, with plants from both ranges as well as eastern Oregon. It also has some of the highest diversity of butterflies in the state. Hobart Bluff lies along the Pacific Crest Trail and can also be a jumping-off point for longer hikes. It is worth a quick trip up to Hobart Peak to see some additional interesting species—just follow the power lines north to the top of the hill.


Trail: 3 miles round trip (5280–5500′)
Location: Jackson County; Bureau of Land Management, Medford District
USGS Map: Grizzly Peak; T40S.R3E.S16
Habitats: forest, meadow, rock & cliff
Bloom: June to August


From Ashland, go east from I-5 exit 14 on Rte 66 for 14.8 windy miles. Turn right onto Soda Mountain Road 39-3E-32.3, and continue about 3.7 miles of gravel to a pullout on the left just past the power lines. To reach Hobart Bluff, head north on the Pacific Crest trail for about a mile, then turn left at an intersection. 

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