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GO HERE: Sledding For All

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Indulge in youthful pleasures, experience the wonders of winter, or just make sure to get those restless kids outside by going for a sledding adventure! The three key ingredients of snow, hillside, and sled are easy to come by around the Rogue Valley, but check out some favored locations to explore. (Also key, make sure you have a Sno-park permit.)

Mt. Ashland, Bull Gap Sno-Park: Another option without going to the top of the road, is to pull off at the Bull Gap Sno-Park and enjoy high-elevation conifers of Mt. Ashland; also popular for snowshoers and crosscountry skiers.

Mt. Ashland’s “backside”: 2,000 feet above the Rogue Valley floor, enter the grand Siskiyou Crest via the back parking lot of the Mt. Ashland ski area. Some like to sled, and some build jumps. Variable angle slopes and scenic views of Mt. Shasta in the distance can be found on the hills ½ mile past the Mt. Ashland campground.

Table Mountain Sno-Park: In proximity to Hyatt Lake and the grand Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, is a great sledding area and warming hut, easily accessed by Dead Indian Memorial Rd: turn on to Hyatt Lake Road and look for the sign for Sno Park play area.

Farewell Bend: Off of Hwy 62 near Prospect, tucked inside the Rogue River National Forest, Farewell Bend offers sledding hills for everyone ranging from small to huge. Restroom facilities are nearby and warming fires are permitted – stop by Beckie’s Café for some delicious pie before you head home.

Mt. Shasta: Don’t forget about California! Two locations on Mt. Shasta are great for sledding: Snowman’s Hill at the summit of Hwy 89 between Mt. Shasta and McCloud, and Bunny Flat at the top of Everitt Memorial Hwy on Mt. Shasta.

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