Hitt Road to Fell on Knee Trail 1-31-20

Photos and Track by Jerry

Your loyal servants, J Kerr, R Stickle. J Senter and J Lafontain, followed the advice of Elisabeth Zinser and checked out the above hike. The hike starts out from Birdsong Lane and climbs fairly steeply to Hitt Road and on to Fell on Knee Trail on the left.

There were good views over Ashland, enhanced by the lack of leaves in the winter. Just beyond Fell on Knee Trail on Hitt Road we had to check our bearings as the road splits. We opted for the left fork, starting as a trail rather than a road, and it soon widened into a road. Eventually we came to an open area and continued up Hitt Road to the second left turn onto Fell on Knee Trail. The Trail is a loop that goes down and around and back to Hit Road. 

We soon came to the intersection with Wonder Trail and, as promised, it is an excellent spot for lunch, with views of Mt Ashland. Some bikers joined us for chocolate then we were on our way around the loop and down to the TH. That section is a very nice walk through the forest. Finally we glided down to Louis' to celebrate the hike. We will be looking at various ways to do the hike, as Elisabeth suggested. 

Track download: Hitt Road to Fell on Knee 1-31-20.gpx

TH: From Rite Aid, take East Main toward town; right on to Lithia Way. At the Lithia/Main intersection, turn left onto Church Street, left on Scenic, right on Nutley, left on Alnut, right on Strawberry Lane, left on Birdsong Lane and park. EDT: 15 minutes. DESCRIPTION: Birdsong Trail 0.2 mi to Hitt Road Trail (a decommissioned road). Turn right up Hitt Rd. for 1.5 miles to first intersection with Fell on Knee Trail (on the left). Continue up Upper Hitt Road, bearing left about 300 yards above the first intersection, 1.8 mile to the second intersection with Fell on Knee Trail. Turn left down Fell on Knee to intersection with Wonder Trail (about 1 mile), a good lunch destination, Continue on Fell on Knee Trail for 0.6 miles to reach Hitt Road again. Turn right back down Hitt Rd. for 1.5 mi to Birdsong Trail for another 0.2 down to TH. Distance 7.6 miles. Elevation gain is about 1,800 feet. Advisory: Poison Oak on these trails.  Weather forecast. RT drive mileage: 10 miles.

 

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