This tour begins in the historic community of Jacksonville and climbs more than 400 feet to Applegate Lake in Rogue National Forest. This lake is nestled in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains and offers camping, hiking, and swimming opportunities during the summer months. Additional highlights of this tour include an opportunity to sample fine wines at the Valley View Winery and to stop and view the McKee covered bridge. This route is also close to Ashland, which is host to the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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