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
Hike Leader: Rich Stickle: 541-891-4067
April 5: Upper Table Rock
TH: Follow Table Rock Road (off Biddle Rd in Central Point) for 5.2 mi; turn right on Modoc Road for 1.5 mi to trailhead parking area; EDT: 45 min. Description: Follow the trail to the top of the mesa, then walk along Meadowlark Lane past the radar station to the Sam’s Valley overlook; return to the frog pond for lunch. Distance: 7 mi; elevation gain: 800 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 50 miles
April 12: Lower Rogue River Trail: Grave Creek to Whisky Creek RT —Leave at 8:30
TH: Take I-5 north to Merlin (Exit 60); drive thru Merlin and follow Galice Road 19 miles to far side of Grave Creek bridge; turn left downhill to the boat ramp parking and the TH; EDT: 90 min. Description: Follow north rim of Rogue River canyon past Rainie Falls to Whiskey Creek; return same way; Bring plenty of water and a good hat; we have had some problems with overheating on this hike. Distance: 7 miles; elevation gain: 1,270 feet. Weather forecast RT driving mileage: 140 miles.
April ?: Greensprings Summit to Hobart Bluff RT
TH: Drive Highway 66 to the PCT crossing at Greensprings Summit EDT: 45 minutes. Description: Trail is mostly in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument; go south on the 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 miles; elevation gain: 1,500 feet; Weather forecast. RT driving mileage: 40 miles.