40. Watershed Loop Road

  • Distance: 25 miles
  • Min/max elev.: 2189’/4950′
  • Elev. gain/loss: 3382’/-3382′

This is the simple, road-based route around the watershed, using mostly FS-2060 and the Ashland Loop Rd, counter clockwise. From the Fairy Ponds TH, head up the west-side of FS 2060 and stay on this dirt road for almost 24 miles. At ~24 miles, pavement starts as you head left down the Ashland Loop Rd. With a slight dogleg, cross Terrace St and dirt road resumes downhill steeply. At the bottom of the hill, turn sharply left onto Glenview Dr. Follow this around the top of Lithia Park, take a left at Granite and return to the Fairy Ponds trailhead.