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Mount Ashland
Alexlockhart Mt Ashland 06-01-21.jpg
Mount Ashland ski area in winter
Highest point
Elevation 7,536 ft (2,297 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 3,132 ft (955 m)
Geography
Location Jackson County, Oregon, U.S.
Parent range Klamath Mountains
Topo map USGS Mount Ashland

Mount Ashland is the highest peak in the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon. It was named for the city of Ashland, located 8.6 miles (14 km) north of the mountain. The Siskiyou Mountains are a subrange of the Klamath Mountains in northwestern California and southwestern Oregon. The mountain is part of the Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest, which encompasses most of the Siskiyou Mountains. The Oregon–California border is 5 miles (8 km) south of the mountain.

Ashland and Shasta
An aerial image of Mount Ashland with Mount Shasta behind it

Geology

Mount Ashland is composed largely of granite, with other igneous intrusive rocks like diorite and granodiorite. The peak and its surrounding flanks make up the Mount Ashland pluton.

Recreation

Mount Ashland Ski Area, located on the mountain, features 23 trails on 200 acres (81 ha) served by four lifts.

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