GO HERE: The Bloomin’ Trail- Rogue Valley Hikes with Flowers
Spring has sprung, and in the Pacific Northwest that means time to get outdoors. Here in the Rogue Valley we are spoiled by the amount of beauty that surrounds us. Below are some local trails to try out, the best part is they are already beginning their seasonal blooms.
Upper & Lower Table Rock: Both located north of Medford by taking Table Rock Road. Turn right onto Modoc at the base of the slope to get to Upper Table Rock. This is a 2.8 mile hike reaching up to 720 feet at its flat top. From Table Rock Road, turn left on Wheeler to get to Lower Table Rock. This trail is the longer of the two, following a 5.4 mile path which reaches nearly 780 feet to the top. Both have parking and restrooms, unfortunately dogs are prohibited from these trails in an attempt to maintain the ecosystem.
Roxy Ann Peak: Located in East Medford off of Hillcrest Road, a dormant volcano, reaching nearly 2,000 feet above the valley floor, Roxy Ann’s trails range in length from 2 to 6 miles giving a panoramic view of our valley and surrounding mountains. Those who prefer a nice ride rather than a hike are welcome to take their bicycles for a spin. Additionally, dogs and horses are welcome.
Greensprings: This 2.2 mile long loop is a trail for novice hikers, located by taking exit 14 in Ashland and following Green Springs Highway for nearly 16 miles. Relatively flat, with beautiful wildflowers lining the path and which overflow into a meadow about half way in. Parking and four-legged friends are welcome.