Cathedral Hills

Cathedral Hills Entrance
Grants Pass, OR 97527 

The Cathedral Hills Trail System is located just outside the City of Grants Pass and is a haven for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding enthusiasts. The park includes many loop trails and natural areas among its 400 acres of Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine forest. Other common woody plants are Madrone, Oak, Manzanita and poison oak. Although spring is a popular time to visit because of the weather and abundant wildflowers, the unique and treasured recreation area of Cathedral Hills can be enjoyed year round. Please respect other trail users as well as private property boundaries surrounding the area.

Most of Cathedral Hills is owned and operated by BLM. Please call BLM for more information: 541.549.7422
Cathedral Hills Espey Trailhead
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking 
  • Horseback riding 
-The area is closed to motorized vehicles and hunting

Facilities 
  • This a day use site that does not have drinking water.
  • Espey trailhead has parking for ten vehicles and room for five vehicles with horse trailers. 
  • Sky Crest Trailhead has parking for ten vehicles.
  • Walker Trailhead has parking for two vehicles.
  • Restrooms are available at the Espey trailhead.
Safety Concerns 
  • Ticks
  • Poison oak
  • Rattlesnakes
  • Slips and falls in wet conditions
  • Steep slopes 
Other Notes
  • There is cell phone coverage. 
  • Please keep dogs under control.
Cathedral Hills Trail
Directions 
Espey Trailhead
  • Drive south on Williams Highway, Hwy 238, from Grants Pass and proceed past New Hope Road 
  • Watch for the Country Club & Espey Road sign where Highway 238 makes an “S” turn 
  • Turn left on Espey Road and continue past the Country Club 
  • Stay left on Espey Road which dead ends at the Cathedral Hills parking area (approximately 1⁄2 mile)
Sky Crest Trailhead
  • Drive south on Williams Highway, Hwy 238, from Grants Pass and turn left on Harbeck Road 
  • Turn left on Grandview Avenue and turn right on Sky Way
  • Trailhead is at the top of the hill at the junction of Sky Way and Sky Crest
Walker Trailhead
  • Drive east on Rogue River Highway, Hwy 99, from Grants Pass and turn right on Cloverlawn Drive 
  • Turn right on Ponderosa Lane and continue past where Ponderosa Lane becomes Walker Road 
  • Trailhead is on the right after a sharp left turn on Walker Road