Monday Hike Schedule for March 2020

Last Revision 1/3/21

3/14/20 - All AHG Hikes are Suspended Until Further Notice


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.

March 2: Oredson-Todd Woods to Lithia Park. Leave at 9:30 AM Hike Leader: Rich Stickle.
TH: From the Rite Aid parking lot drive up Tolman Creek Road about a mile. Turn right onto Green Meadows. Turn left on Lupine to Oredson Todd Woods parking. Description: Follow trail into the woods. Take the bridge in front of the waterfall up out of the woods to the right. Follow the trail around to the White Rabbit TH and past it until the trail becomes upper Park Street. Down Park to left onto the TID canal trail. Take the TID trail past Walker Ave. When trail access ends take bridge to left up steps to road. Turn right onto the road (Pinecrest Terrace). Continue to intersection of Woodland. Turn left on Pinecrest and follow it around the gorge to Elkader. Go down Elkader to left on Ivy Lane. Up Ivy, cross Mountain Avenue continue on Ivy to driveway at end on right, down driveway and into woods. This is Liberty Street Park.

Follow the trail around to right then left to exit the woods out driveway to Morton Street. Cross Morton to Waterline Road follow Waterline through neighborhood and up to Ashland Loop Road. Right on Ashland Loop Road cross Terrace Avenue short jog to left then right down Ashland Loop Road. Past Happy Horse Farm take foot path by fence to left down hill to Glenview. Take Glenview to left and down to Lithia Park entrance behind the swimming reservoir. Follow trail through park to plaza for lunch. Take RVTD bus (departs every 20 minutes and costs $1) to Bi-Mart stop then back to Rite Aid parking lot. Distance: 6 Miles. Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet. RT Mileage 0. Weather forecast

March 9: Lost Creek Lake (west shore) RT Hike Leader: Rich Stickle
TH: Take Highway 62 to Lost Creek Lake; turn left onto Takelma Road at “Fish Hatchery” sign; Drive to end of paved road and continue on gravel road about 2.5 miles (4.5 miles from Highway 62). Pass the Cross Creek campground and continue until you see a trail on the right coming up where the land beside the lake suddenly disappears and there is no place for a trail. There is a red marker on the sign. Continue a short distance to where you see a small road going up the hill to the left and just beyond it the well-marked Rogue River Trail to the right. EDT: 75 minutes. Description: Follow the trail along the Lake to left turn sign for the Blue Grotto and go left about 200 yards to the Grotto. With all of the rain and snow we have had lately the falls should be in full flow. Return by same trail. Distance: 9 miles: Elevation gain 1,000 ft. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 100 miles.

March 16: Lower Table Rock
TH: I-5 north to exit 33, Central Point.
Right onto East Pine Street for 0.4 miles to a left onto Hamrick Road for 0.8 miles which bends right into West Vilas Road for 0.2 miles.  Left onto Table Rock Road for 7 miles to a left onto Wheeler Road for 1/2 mile to the TH.  EDT: 35 minutes. Description: We'll meet at Rite Aid for a 9 AM departure and will take separate cars to the TH accept for live in couples. We'll keep 3+ feet apart on the trail and wear gloves to prevent the spread of germs to other hikers. Cover your mouth and nose if you feel a cough or sneeze coming on. We will explore the Lower Table Rock trail. Distance: 5 to 7 miles, elevation gain: 800 feet. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 60 miles

March 23: Jacksonville Forest Park Trail System New Hike
TH: From the 4-way stop in Jacksonville continue 0.8 miles on Highway 238 to a right on Reservoir Road. Up Reservoir Road for approximately 1 mile to the trailhead parking area on the right.  EDT: 35 minutes. Description: We are going to explore this new to us trail system just outside Jacksonville. You can find a trail map here. We are going to shoot for 7 miles and 1,000' of elevation change. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 40 miles.

March 30: Idlewild Campground to Mule TH and Salmon River North Fork: NEW HIKE. 8 AM Departure
To TH: Take I-5 South 37 miles to Exit 773 in Yreka. Follow Route 3 for 26 miles to Etna. At junction where Route 3 turns left, continue straight to Main Street and turn right. Main Street becomes Sawyer Bar Road.  Drive 10.6 miles to Etna Summit then continue 9 miles to Idlewild Camp Ground and park. EDT: 1:40. Walk up Mule Bridge Road (FR 40N47) for 2 miles to TH. Cross the bridge and continue as far as desired on the North Fork Trail above the river. The Salmon River has a series of rapids for several miles. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 190 Miles.