Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous Guide Book

by Art Bernstein (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Oregonand39;s Southern Cascades and Siskiyous  by Art Bernstein

360pp/photos/maps/graphs
ISBN: 1560448989

A guide to some of the finest trails in Oregon's southern Cascades and Siskiyous. Hike through the towering volcanic peaks of the Cascades, where Crater Lake, Mount McLoughlin, and the canyon of the upper Rogue River cast a magical spell on visitors. Or explore the knife-edge ridges, botanical oddities, and spectacular river canyons of the ancient and rugged Siskiyous. Veteran hiker and outdoor writer Art Bernstein introduces you to memorable trails through wilderness areas, national forests, and national parks. Use this guide for up-to-date trail information, accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails, difficulty ratings for each hike, detailed trail maps, and zero-impact camping tips. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest.

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Trails from the "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 90.
... Preview: From the Huckleberry Gap Trailhead , the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail (1470) makes its way gently downhill, through a dense and gloomy woods on the north face of Quartz Mountain (5,657 feet), a rocky pea ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Prospect, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This little orphan of a hike would be first on the list of magnificent trails at Crater Lake National Park, except that there are no views of the lake. Instead, it explores a spectacular and fascinati ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Medford, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Aspen Butte is a handsome peak by any standard and not that difficult a climb. The north side of this proud volcanic summit was rudely torn away by a glacier, leaving cliffs and rock slopes that tumbl ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
White City, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: The Azalea Lake Trail may be the most scenic pathway into the Red Buttes Wilderness. While fairly lengthy at 6 miles, and while it traverses extremely steep terrain, the miles disappear quickly on thi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Applegate, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: If you have a secret yen to stick a toe inside a federal wilderness area without working up a sweat, this is the trail for you. The only highway sign pointing to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness directs visi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Selma, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Another highly recommended trail from Four Mile Lake (besides the Squaw Lake Trail) is the Badger Lake Trail, which becomes the Long Lake Trail beyond Badger Lake. The Badger Lake route follows the dr ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
White City, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: A short hike to the northernmost stand of one of the rarest tree species in North America, with a spectacular vista point nearby. From Medford, take Oregon Highway 62 north to Ulrich Road, near milep ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Medford, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The loop trail around Oregon Caves National Monument may be the most frequently trodden path in southern Oregon. Hikers from all over the country return with glowing enthusiasm. The trail is pleasant. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Cave Junction, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Two of the prettiest high-country locations in Josephine County are Bigelow Lake and Mount Elijah. The trail to both ends at Oregon Caves National Monument. It’s 4.5 miles from the caves to Mount Elij ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Williams, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This trail penetrates the snow-capped crags that pop into view as you enter the Illinois Valley from Grants Pass. The group of summits rise above the head of the East Fork Illinois River, just past th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Cave Junction, OR - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: The Blue Canyon area is exciting and accessible. Unfortunately, too many people feel that way. In summer, it tends to be crowded and horses kick up a lot of dust. September and October are better time ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Butte Falls , OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: It’s not true that the Rogue rises from a hole in the Crater Lake rim’s north side. The water feeding beautiful Boundary Springs, source of the Rogue’s main fork, comes instead from runoff and ground ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Union Creek, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Highlight: A pleasant, short, easy creekside hike to an old gold mine. From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Merlin, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This is a hike everyone should take and everyone who lives in Oregon eventually does. The boat ride around the lake, with a stop at Wizard Island, is a great way to experience the most scenic attracti ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Medford, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Even without knowing the geology, this is a beautiful area of lakes, dense forests, vertical ridges, and jagged summits. To fully appreciate this short, easy hike from the most popular trailhead in th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Tiller, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: The Devil’s Peak Trail is deceptively gentle (at first), and a welcome respite for travelers who’ve climbed 3.5 steep miles up the Seven Lakes Trail to reach it. The juncture of the two trails is at a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Prospect, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The name “Dread and Terror” comes from Dread and Terror Ridge, a nondescript hill just south of the Umpqua River’s Dread and Terror Section. The trail along the top of Dread and Terror Ridge evokes ne ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Roseburg, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This pathway following the heights of the Kalmiopsis region winds along the divide between the Chetco and Illinois Rivers. While fairly strenuous, it ranks among Josephine County’s more beautiful hike ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Selma, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The bad news is that for the most part, the beautiful high peaks surrounding the upper end of the Illinois River’s East Fork can’t be seen from the trail paralleling the river, except for a glimpse no ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Cave Junction, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: While this segment of the Upper Rogue Trail passes two of the upper Rogue River’s most important formations, Rogue Gorge and Natural Bridge, the former cannot be seen from the trail and both can be vi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous"
Union Creek, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 6