Leave from the former Haggen’s parking lot in Ashland promptly at 9:00 AM unless otherwise indicated. Bring water, lunch, hat, sun-screen and rain gear. TH = trailhead; EDT = estimated drive time; RT = round trip; PCT = Pacific Crest Trail; DIM = Dead Indian Memorial Highway. 100 Hikes is 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon, 3rd edition
Leader: Alex Maksymowicz: 541-482-1964.
June 6: PCT from Mt Ashland Ski Rd to Grouse Gap RT (100 Hikes, p. 140)
TH: Take Mt. Ashland exit 6 off I-5; turn right onto Mt. Ashland Highway; parking area for PCT is just around the bend after the 7 mile road marker; EDT: 30 min.
Description: Hike south on the PCT to Grouse Gap; turn left and walk about ¼ mile along the road to Grouse Gap shelter for lunch; we should see some early flowers in bloom, especially in the meadow areas. Return the same way.
Distance: 7.6 miles; elevation gain: 870 ft. Weather forecast. RT driving mileage: 30 miles
June 13: Upper Rogue River Trail: Woodruff Bridge to Natural Bridge RT (p. 92 in 100 Hikes)—leave at 8:30
TH: Hwy 62 to Woodruff Bridge turn off; go right to parking area just before the bridge
Description: Follow the river upstream from Woodruff Bridge to Natural Bridge and back
Distance: 7.5 miles; elev. gain: 100 ft. Weather forecast. RT driving mileage: 140 miles.
June 20: Greensprings Summit to Hobart Bluff RT
TH: Drive Hwy. 66 to PCT crossing at Greensprings Summit EDT: 45 min.
Description: Trail is mostly in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument; go north on PCT to “Hobart Bluff Viewpoint” sign; turn right 0.3 mile to top of bluff; enjoy lunch and 360 degree views, then return the same way
Distance: 7.2; elev. gain: 1500 feet; Weather Forecast. RT driving mileage: 40 miles.
June 27: PCT: Hyatt Lake to Greensprings Summit – Leader: Mike Sanson
TH: Hwy 66 17.5 miles to Greensprings Inn; left 3 mi to PCT; leave shuttle car at Greensprings Summit; EDT: 45 min
Description: Walk along PCT thru flower-filled woods and meadows.
Historical note: Exactly 15 years ago, on June 27, 2001, six people initiated the future Ashland Hiking Group by doing the first part of this hike, from the Hyatt Lake trailhead to the dam at Little Hyatt Lake.
Distance: 7.4 miles; elev gain: 1200 ft. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 45 mi