Jacksonville Woodlands Trail 9-25-20

Photos by Kay

With most of the regional forests closed due to fire danger, we chose to hike close by in the Jacksonville Woodlands. Five of us hiked the 4.0 mile “History Loop” (shown with a green line on the map).  Temperatures around 60oF and the air quality were perfect for hiking. 

Starting in the Britt Gardens we walked up the trail partially covered with golden maple leaves.  The trail continued to the Chinese Diggings historical markers and then to Beebe Woods. There we hiked up the Frenchman Miners Loop trail through madrone groves.  One hiker observed a colorful pheasant feather on the trail. 

We crossed Graham Street to take the Grove Trail through oak trees with acorn woodpeckers, and then the Beekman Loop through the Arboretum to the Beekman House.  Several of us noted that the 2-hour hike went through areas of Jacksonville that were new to us. 

Finally, we went for coffee at a local shop on California Street.

Ashland Hiking Home

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