Bear Creek Greenway

The Bear Creek Greenway between Ashland OR and Medford OR was always on the itinerary for this trip north, weather permitting. It rained Saturday night, but this morning the forecast promised the precipitation was done for the rest of the day. Ha!

We drove up I-5 from Yreka under thickening clouds. Shortly after my ace support crew dropped me off at the Greenway, the downpour began.

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9 response to "Bear Creek Greenway"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: October 30, 2018

    Beautiful photos Bill. We were driving in that downpour of rain while you were riding your bike in it! Kudos to you for not giving in to the rain ;’-).
    This trail had the potential of being on my list to do on a trip to or from Sacto in the future. With your description and photos, it is a definite. Is the entire trail 17 miles long (one direction) or did you have to cut it short for the meet up with ace support crew?
    Thanks for the post.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: October 30, 2018

      The full end-to-end (one-way) distance is 20 miles. I missed approximately a mile at the south end (because I started at a convenient place to get dropped off and picked up) and roughly two miles at the north end (because I needed to turn around in order to get back to the rendezvous point on time). Multiple trailheads and community parks (with ample parking) exist along the Greenway, so it would be easy enough to find a good start/end point (including adjacent to some motels) and ride just about any distance that suits.

      The Ashland/Medford area looks like a very nice place to stop on a trip between Seattle and Sacramento. Plenty of nice motels and restaurants plus wineries and brew pubs. And of course Ashland has the Shakespeare Festival.

      • By: NancyG Posted: October 31, 2018

        Thank you so much for this information Bill. I really appreciate knowing some tips from you who has done the trail.

  2. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: October 30, 2018

    Hadn’t heard of this trail before. Thanks for the ride. Great views of Shasta make it all worth it.

  3. By: Scooter Posted: October 31, 2018

    This is really a great ride. We’ve done it several times when we were down in Ashland for the plays. It looks like you got a beautiful day for it. It makes me just a bit homesick. There’s a nice extension (not part of the bike route and not flat; just a nice ride) southwest to Jacksonville.

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