Monday Hike Schedule for April 2022

Last Revision 3/31/22

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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
Website: https://ashlandhiking.org

April 4: 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 will explore the Lower Table Rock trail. View Spring flowers and surroundings. Distance: 5 to 7 miles, elevation gain: 870 feet. Weather Forecast. RT mileage: 50 miles

April 11: Ashland Watershed - New Wonder to Fell on Knee 4-11-22

April 18: Upper Table Rock
TH: Follow Table Rock Road (off Biddle Road in Central Point) for 5.2 miles; turn right on Modoc Road for 1.5 miles to trailhead parking area; EDT: 45 min. Description: Follow the trail to the top of the mesa, then walk along Meadowlark Lane past the FAA VHF-VOR airways beacon to the Sam’s Valley overlook; return to the frog pond for lunch. View Spring flowers and surroundings. Distance: 7 miles; elevation gain: 800 feet. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 50 miles.

April 25: Little Pilot Peak & Hobart Bluff
TH: From Highway 66 turn onto Soda Mountain Road just before reaching Greensprings Summit; Proceed about 5 miles to the PCT crossing right after passing under the power lines for the second time. EDT: 45 minutes. Description: We will head south on the PCT in the Soda Mountain direction for a few miles to Little Pilot Peak for a view. Then we come down and cross Soda Mountain Road to pick up the PCT on the other side and the short hike up to Hobart Bluff where we'll have lunch. It should be about 6 to 7 miles total for the day's hike. Weather Forecast  RT mileage: 40 miles.