Cathedral Hills is a delightful trail system with a dazzling display of spring wildflowers. Located on the outskirts of Grants Pass, this BLM trail network features over 10 miles of horse trails that explore the surrounding hills. Despite the area’s proximity to town, you’ll feel like you are way out in the woods. The trails are excellent, and the spring wildflowers are a bonus.
The Cathedral Hills trails are open to bicyclists, hikers, and horseback riders. The perimeter trails travel around the neighboring hills, while cross trails create connections so you can ride loops of varying lengths. Some connector trails go up and down pretty steep hills, so they are open only to hikers and bikers. Even so, equestrians have miles of trail, with plenty of options for varying your routes. The trails are well maintained and have excellent footing. The forest of madrones, oaks, and firs creates a shady canopy in summer, and the spring wildflowers are breathtaking.
The trail system has three trailheads, but the only parking for trailers is at the Espey Road trailhead.
Toilet, designated parking for five trailers, picnic table, garbage cans, and benches. No fee.
The Cathedral Hills trails are covered in Riding Southern Oregon Horse Trails by Kim McCarrel, available at www.nwhorsetrails.com.