Hiking Southern Oregon  by Art Bernstein and Zach Urness

Hiking Southern Oregon Guide Book

by Art Bernstein and Zach Urness (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Southern Oregon  by Art Bernstein and Zach Urness
From the Idaho Line to the Pacific Coast, Hiking Southern Oregon describes 100 of the best hikes in the beautiful and surprisingly diverse bottom third of the state. Hikes are described for Steens Mountain; Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge; Crater Lake National Park; the Gearhart, Sky Lakes, Thielsen, Mountain Lakes, and Kalmiopsis Wilderness Areas; the North Umpqua, Rogue, Applegate, Illinois, Chetco, and Smith Rivers; Cascade Siskiyou and Oregon Caves National Monuments; and, in California, the Red Buttes and Siskiyou Wilderness Areas and Redwood National and State Parks.

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Trails from the "Hiking Southern Oregon" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 91.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 91.

From the Huckleberry Gap Trailhead, the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail (#1470) makes its way gently downhill through dense and gloomy woods on the north face of Quartz Mountain (5,657 feet). The highlight ...
Prospect, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
This little orphan of a hike (Get it? Annie?) would be high on the list of magnificent trails at Crater Lake National Park except that there are no views of the lake. Instead the trail explores a spec ...
Crater Lake National Park, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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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 ...
White City, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13
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 ...
Applegate, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12
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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 ...
Selma, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Badger Lake and an impressive view of Mount McLoughlin rising out of Four Mile Lake make for an interesting and fairly easy journey. Option to Long Lake, second largest in the Sky Lakes Wilderness. ...
Klamath Falls, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
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The most visually stunning of the accessible gorges in the Steens Mountain area. Home to a wonderful campsite among cottonwood trees. Longer option to headwall. The gorges of the Steens Mountain re ...
Princeton, OR - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 13
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. ...
Cave Junction, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
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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 ...
Williams, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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 ...
Cave Junction, OR - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 9
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A beautiful hike visiting numerous lakes and a magnificent trailhead drive. Easy hike to spectacular Blue Lake, with a longer option to Island Lake. The Blue Canyon area is exciting and accessible. ...
Medford, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 4
Between the two featured hikes in the Gearhart Wilderness, the Blue Lake Trail is the easier and more surprising. Unlike the full Gearhart Mountain Trail, the route to popular Blue Lake doesn’t featur ...
Bly, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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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 ...
Diamond Lake, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Highlight: A pleasant, short, easy creekside hike to an old gold mine.
Merlin, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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The only access to the shore of Crater Lake. Also the takeoff point for boat rides. Optional (and magnificent) hike on Wizard Island to the top of a large cinder cone. This is a hike everyone should t ...
Medford, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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 ...
Tiller, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
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In the Christmas Valley desert, a trail runs along the bottom of this exquisitely beautiful, 2-mile-long crack in an immense, nearly level field of lava rock. The recommended route enters on the botto ...
Christmas Valley, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
A short, fascinating route to the Pinnacles area of Crater Lake National Park from the opposite direction. The Pinnacles are very tall, narrow spires formed when escaping gas hardened columns of the s ...
Crater Lake National Park, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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A high-desert trek through a canyon in the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge leads to an unexpected waterfall and a fun, challenging optional loop. A narrow crack into the belly of this fault ...
Plush, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
From the pass above the Seven Lakes Basin, this hike scales the summit of Devil’s Peak. When combined with the Seven Lakes Trail, this is the most scenic route in the Sky Lakes. Devil’s Peak offers ...
Klamath Falls, OR - Backpacking,Climbing,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
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