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Hike & Learn: Geology of Grizzly Peak with Geologist Jad D’Allura

Grizzly Peak, overlooking the southern end of the Bear Creek Valley, provides not only magnificent views but is admirably situated for an overview of its rich geologic history.

On Friday September 7, join hike leader and geologist Jad D’Allura for an informative talk in the Ashland Outdoor Store. Jad will delve into the geology of Grizzly Peak, discussing regional tectonics, development of landscapes, volcanic rock characteristics, and identification of ancient volcanic rocks and soils.

On Saturday morning (September 8, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm), we will hike to Grizzly Peak, tracing it’s geologic story along the way.

Registration is required to attend the Saturday hike.

Directions: To carpool, meet at 8:30 am in the Rite Aid parking lot (corner of Ashland Street and Tolman Creek Road). Park at the west end, near the Rodeway Inn.

Hike Duration: 5.5 hours

Hike Length: 5.1 miles

Difficulty level: moderate

On the day of the hike:

  • Be sure to bring a sense of adventure.
  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes
  • Bring lunch, snacks, and enough water for the day
  • Additional items: Hat, Sunscreen, Walking Sticks, Binoculars, Hand Lens
  • Bring layers

Be considerate of the group and meet on time at the designated location.

Practice hike ethics and leave no trace. Learn more.

Restrooms will be available at the trailhead only.