Grants Pass, Jacksonville Loop Professional Review and Guide
"A seventy-eight-mile loop drive through the Rogue River and Applegate valleys. The loop begins at an elevation of 974 feet and remains relatively level as it heads southwest from Grants Pass to Murphy. Turning east, it moves through rolling hills and dips into small ravines as it passes through dairy farms and woodlands. From Jacksonville, the route heads northwest through orchards at the base of flat-topped mesas and returns to Grants Pass along the Rogue River.
Distant forests, mesas and mountains command attention and provide a magnificent background for roadside farms, settlements, and tree-lined avenues. Special attractions: Riverside Park, Applegate River, Jacksonville National Historic Landmark, Table Rocks, Oregon Vortex, Rogue River, and state parks. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."