Leave from the Rite Aid parking lot on Ashland Street 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 mileage; PCT = Pacific Crest Trail; DIM = Dead Indian Memorial Highway. 100 Hikes is 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon, 3rd edition
Coordinator: John Kerr: 541-630-0026.
June 4: Union Creek Trail (p.94 in 100 Hikes)—leave at 8:30 am Hike Leader: Rich Stickle
TH: Take Highway 62 north from Medford to Union Creek. Leave shuttle car at Natural Bridge parking if it is open; EDT: 105 min
Description: Follow a scenic, “generally level” trail along a lovely brook to Natural Bridge. Continue to Rogue Gorge if the shuttle is in place, otherwise return to cars by Union Creek. Distance: 8.0 miles; elevation gain: 500 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 150 miles
June 11: Upper Rogue River Trail - Round trip from Woodruff Bridge to River Bridge (p.84 in 100 Hikes) - Leave at 8:30 am
TH: Take Highway 62 towards Crater Lake and make a left onto FS 68 about 7 miles beyond Prospect; continue 2 miles to the TH at Woodruff Bridge; EDT: 90 minutes. Description: Down and back on the Takelma Gorge section of the Rogue River between Woodruff Bridge and River Bridge. The trail is relatively flat, but with ups and downs . Poles are helpful on the uneven rocky sections of the trail. Distance: 8 miles; elevation gain: about 500 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 140 miles.
June 18th. Azalea Lake Hike. Leave at 8:30 AM.
TH: Take Hwy 238 from Jacksonville to Thomson Rd (13 miles). Turn left and go 13 miles on pavement to where it becomes Carberry Creek Road. After 3 miles of dirt road turn right on Rd 1030, then 5 miles later turn left on Rd 400. There will be a sign pointing left for Fir Glade. In 4 1/2 miles Rd 400 continues straight as 1040/700. In another 1/4 mile Rd 850 (a bit rough) turns right up the hill (There is a blank sign the shape of a little house). 850 ends in 1/4 mile at a large trailhead parking area. The 955 trail goes straight past Fir Glade to an intersection with trail 906 about 2 miles out. 906 goes right to Sucker Gap. Continue straight on 955 2 1/2 miles to Azalea lake. Distance 10 miles. Moderate elevation change. Weather forecast. RT mileage 120 miles.
June 25-26: Crescent City Overnight
TH: Monday morning drive to Crescent City. We will be staying at the Curly Redwood Lodge the night of May 18th where we will have a group of rooms reserved in John Kerr's name for the Ashland Hiking Group at a bargain price TBD. Please confirm your reservation and/or attendance with John. Description: Lunch in Brookings followed by cliff hike. Drive down to Crescent City for check in and dinner. Tuesday AM hike to Klamath River estuary. Weather forecast.