Leave from the Rite Aid parking lot on Ashland Street promptly at 9:00 AM unless otherwise indicated. Bring water, lunch, hat and sun-screen. 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. Coordinators: Elisabeth Zinser, 541.646.6109 and Judy Holy, 541.324.1056.
May 10: Jacksonville – Forest Park: Leaders: Elisabeth Zinser & Judy Holy
TH: Take I-5 north to exit 24,left Phoenix Road, right OR-99, left S. Stage Road, right Griffin Creek Road, left S. Stage Road, continue on Hwy 238 through Jacksonville, right Mary Ann Drive, immediate left Jacksonville Reservoir Road, about 1 mile to first parking lot. EDT:35 minutes.
Description: Small waterfalls, shaded hiking trails and beautiful views. We can take a 5 or 6 mile loop from the parking lot. Distance: either 5 or 6 miles; elevation gain: between 600 and 1,000 feet. Round trip mileage: 50 miles Weather forecast
May 24: Jacksonville--Jack-Ash Trail in Forest and on Ridge - Greenstone TH to Anderson Ridge TH. Leaders: Elisabeth Zinser & Judy Holy.
TH: I-5 to Phoenix Exit and left to Highway 99. Turn right and proceed to Stage Road and go left. Continue on Stage Road to the end and turn left at the T junction on Griffin Lane. Drive about 2 miles, traveling past the school and past both Pioneer Road and W. Griffin Creek Road; continue straight until you see a sign for Griffin Creek Road (confusing but correct) and turn left onto this paved Griffin Creek Road (upon turning left, you will see small sign for Jack-Ash Trail). It will soon turn into the paved Anderson Butte Road which continues about 5 miles up to 4,500 feet elevation. The pavement ends and there is a sign on the right marked Griffin TH. Continue straight on FS Rd 39-2-8. Do not go left on Anderson Butte Road. In one mile you will come to a big pile of dirt on the right and Greenstone TH markers across the road on the hill. EDT: 45 minutes.
Description:Beginning at Greenstone TH: Trail ascends through old growth forest to the ridge (a good place to pause on a hill to the right and take in the view). Continue along the ridge another 2 miles to Anderson Ridge TH (when intersecting another trail, stay straight ahead). Stunning views of Grayback, Dutchman’s Peak, Big Red, and Wagner Butte. Distance 6.4 miles RT. Approximately 1,000 feet of climb. Weather forecast. RT Mileage 50 miles.