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This hike has a marked as “easy” but half of the hike is on the flat top and half a steady climb over 1.2 miles. I was wearing sneakers and my toes really hurt by the end. Also there is NO water at the trailhead or on the hike, so bring it with you. Views are wonderful. Also dogs are not allowed on the trail or top but many people don’t listen to this request.

on Grouse Gap Trail

17 days ago

Old growth forest alternating with open mountain meadows!

Really excellent place. There is like 7 different trails you can hike; easy to difficult. Everything is marked. I took my 5 month old German Shepard and didnt have any issues or poison oak. I would definitely hike there again.

walking
1 month ago

Great hiking for all ability levels

hiking
1 month ago

Saturday, 10-13-2018: This is a nice hike with a well-maintained trail. I was the second person on the trail at 7am in the morning. Made it to the top just as the sun was rising. For the most part it's a constant incinde until you get to the top, which is flat. Because of this, I would say it's more of a moderate hike than an easy one. There is a ton of room to roam around and explore once at the top. I saw a family of deer about 10 minutes into the hike, but not many other animals other than birds the rest of the way. Definitely recommend this hike.

The views were incredible. I like that you have the option to hike up the peak, or for a somewhat easier journey, take the tower road. We had to use google maps to figure out where to go.. the signage is terrible IMO. Saw lots of deer, fat squirrels, birds and lizards! Also, if you want a bit longer than 4 miles, park at the lower turn out, otherwise continue to the hill to the main parking lot where the portapottys are .

Wonderful! Would love to come back in the spring.

9.29.18: This was my first hike in Southern Oregon. What a beautiful view from the top! So worth the uphill climb! We sat on the lava rocks right at the edge and ate lunch. The view was a little impacted by the smoke but we could still see a lot of the valley and surrounding hills and mountains. Bring your sunscreen for the top trek as the sun can be strong on a good day! No sightings of wildlife other than small lizards and maybe one rabbit. This is a great trail for geocaches. We didn't realize it until we were near the parking lot on our way down and found one on the Old Savannah Trail. There are quite a few benches to have a rest on this trail. We utilized them well. :)

Beautiful hike. Uphill the majority if the way, wouldn't call it any easy hike. Definately worth it though!

WEDNESDAY, 9/19/18, WAS A PREFECT DAY ON THE L. ROCK. IT WAS COOL AND SUNNY--THE UPHILL FROM THE PARKING LOT TO THE "TABLE" SEEMED SHORT, THOUGH NOT EASY. THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS WERE SHADES OF WASHED-OUT SKY COLORS. A HINT OF SMOKE ALONG THE i-5 CORRIDOR WAS THE ONLY SIGN OF THE SUMMER FIRES AND THE AIR WAS SWEET-SMELLING AND FRESH. OUR HIKING GROUP--5 TODAY--CAUGHT SIGHT OF A BUSHY TAILED MAMMAL THAT, GONE IN AN INSTANT, LOOKED AND MOVED LIKE A GRAY FOX.

hiking
2 months ago

Completed this hike on 9/2/18. Careful of the poison oak that lines the trail for a majority of the hike up/down. Other than that, a nice hike to kill some time before the races :)

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy hike! It had been quite a while since we went hiking, so it was a good getting-back-into-it trail. My dog seemed to like it too. Probably was too easy for him... Really nice views!

hiking
2 months ago

Easy access and a good simple loop hike.

Maps took me by a road that starts in Talent (it was the closer one) and it was a nightmare. The road, called Anderson Rd was horrible, not maintained at all and you have the impression you’re always lost. If you don’t have a truck and 4x4 it can be frustrating. The best route is by Jacksonville, taking Upper Applegate Rd and then Little Applegate Rd. These roads are pretty well maintained. The hike is short, but you can keep going by the next trails.

Great trail in an incredible area to hike in. Hiked too much today and my phone died. Hate it when that happens. Was able to charge it before I did the next trail in Grants Pass. Hats off to the Jacksonville Woodlands Assoc!!! A truly great place to hike.

Great trail!! My GSD and I went hiking on the Petard trail and had loads of fun!

The sky was really clear today and that allowed us to enjoy the beautiful views from here. The trial is moderate, well maintained. Not dogs allowed.

hiking
2 months ago

My 1st time there. Took my dogs and did about 5 miles. Beautiful options and lots of trails, i’ll definitely go back and figure out the trail system better because we went a bit off course on accident and that always makes me nervous!

My wife and I hike this almost daily. There are many trials and a road that circles around.the mid point of the hill. There are great views of the rogue valley and the surrounding areas.

I hike this trail several times a year it is easy, but there are a few steep sections. There isn't much if any snow during the winter which makes it an excellent place to hike when other places are snowed in. A couple if years ago while hiking the trail there was a rattlesnake that buzzed at my dog on the edge of the trail. Beware if you are hiking with children. That was the only time I saw a rattlesnake but I have heard them a few times.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike and view of the Rogue Valley/Medford area. Make sure to find the small path to rocky ledge area when you get to the top for the view. Great sunset views and even if you get locked in, there’s a number to call so rangers let you out lol

The trail is wide and traversed it with ease. Great views at the top and a great way to spend a few hours. Bring binoculars to see all the activity from the edge.

Wonderful Hike!

It was a perfect day to be out on the trails, and everyone was out enjoying the beauty of Oregon .

Good hike with great shade and views. Pretty too.

* Rocky rough footing that has a solid incline but not too strenuous
* Solid shade but open areas
* Narrow path at times
* Lot of deer (late June)
* Many paths to choose so make sure you map it out well beforehand

on Roxy Ann Peak Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked in May. Yes, the views are awesome. But the fact that you can pretty much drive to the summit hurts the impact a little. Steep slope; this is a challenge if you are going straight up. Moderate if you are going more around the summit. Lots of people; didn’t ever feel secluded. I could here traffic or people for a good portion. I liked the table rocks better because it feels a little more removed from society if you hit them early. This one had construction trucks going up and down, and lots of people even early in the morning. I appreciated the workout, but southern Oregon has better hikes and trails if you’re looking for a silent, secluded, breath taking experience.

trail running
4 months ago

The trail system is behind the Britt grounds. It's across the highway if you park by the library. Wildflowers are everywhere early spring. Watch for poison oak in summer! It's a nice mix of hills and flat.

hiking
5 months ago

I would guess it's a better home ride than a hike.

hiking
5 months ago

I've done this hike a couple of times, the last time being this spring on April 14th. Nice little hike and with some nice views. I'll post a few pix.

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