Monday Hike Schedule for May 2024

Last Revision 4/26/24


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: 541-326-6108

May 6: Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area (Prospect) 
TH: Take Highway 62 north from Medford towards Union Creek. Past Mile Post 42 turn right to visit the Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area near Prospect. EDT: 1:40.  Description: At the stop at the Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area we will do a hike to view Mill Creek Falls, Barr Creek Falls, and Pearsony Falls as well as the Avenue of Giant Boulders. About 5 miles and less than 300'. Weather forecast.  RT mileage: 140 miles.

May 13: Hedge Creek Falls (Bonus) and Castle Crags   Leave Rite Aid at 8:00 AM
The bonus falls is a quick turnoff I-5 just before the Castle Crags turnoff. Just .62 miles down to the walk behind falls.Then onto the spectacular Castle Crags and up to Castle Dome. (6 miles RT)
2200' elevation gain, with views of Shasta and surrounding peaks. The entrance fee is $7 per car for seniors. Weather forecast. RT mileage: 180 miles.

May 20: Grizzly Peak then Lost Creek Falls
TH: Up DIM 6.5 miles to left onto Shale City Road, to Left at Grizzly Peak sign, 3 miles out to parking.
Description: Up a flowered trail through the forest to the top. Hike the trail clockwise, and stop for views down into the valley and surrounding mountains. 5.5 miles RT, 1,200' gain. Then follow Shale City road around to the turnoff for Lost Creek Falls a short hike with big scenic returns! 
Weather forecast. 30 miles RT.

May 27: Fairy Falls (Bonus) Exit 738 then a walk around Lake Siskiyou (New) with views of Shasta & Eddy. Leave Rite Aid at 8:00 AM
Bring your rain jacket for the spray off Fairy Falls! Then back up the river to the dam for a 7 mile walk around Lake Siskiyou. Weather report. Driving distance 150 miles RT.