Quarterly Hiking Schedule, January 14th to April 22nd 2017
Meet – The group meets before 8 am in the Douglas County Courthouse parking lot behind the Douglas County Library. ***the hike on December 31st will begin at 9 am*** In general, most hikes take an hour to an hour and a half driving time each direction (except for the North Bank Habitat)
Bring – Each person should bring water, lunch, layers of clothing including raingear and be prepared to share carpool expenses. Driving time to trailheads and hike length are estimates only. Call the hike coordinator for more information if you have questions. The driver decides on carpool expenses taking into consideration distance traveled, amount of gas consumed, number of passengers and road conditions.
Be Prepared – Wear seasoned boots. Stay with the group and on the trail. If lost, stay put. Each hiker hikes at his or her own risk and is responsible for his or her own health, safety and welfare. Hiking destinations may be changed due to weather conditions or other concerns.
Enjoy the hike!
January 28th – Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area. This is a short loop hike of about 3 miles. It is a longish car ride, first to Coos Bay then west, nine miles past Allegany – about a 2 hour drive, but the falls are spectacular. Diane might find another short hike to increase the distance. For more information call Sharon 541-591-5711.
February 11th – Riverview Trail. This is a six mile shuttle hike from just past Steamboat Inn to Bogus Creek .An option would to extend the hike and come out at Fall Creek Falls which would make it about 8 miles. Sunshine is possible on some parts of the hike. For more information call Rheo at 541-677-0799.
February 25th – Cascade Gorge beginning at beautiful Lost Creek Lake. This 8 mile hike (or more, depending on the preference of hikers) follows the Rogue River trail to the confluence of the Middle and South Forks of the Rogue River with great views of the scenic Cascade Gorge along the way. Probably a 2.5 hour drive to the trailhead. For more information call Richard 541-643-3550
March 11th – Shotgun Creek & Horse Rock. This 2-part hike is in the Mohawk Valley area northeast of Eugene, about a 90 minute drive from Roseburg, up I-5 through Springfield past the town of Marcola. Shotgun Creek is an easy 3.4 mile loop with a 300 foot gain. Nearby Horse Rock is a 3 mile hike through a meadow, providing distant views of Cascade peaks on clear days. For more information call Lane 541-643-9278.
March 25th – Tahkenitch Creek and Tahkenitch Dunes Loop. This will be a 9'ish mile loop hike in the spectacular Oregon Dunes Recreation Area where hikers will experience all the sand they could ever want to walk on as well as coastal forest, winding Tahkenitch Creek, and plenty of wild beach. As an added bonus, there will be not one, but two wades across Tahkenitch Creek (creek conditions permitting). Those hikers preferring a shorter distance can turn around at Tahkenitch Creek for a 5'ish mile hike. For more information call Richard 541-643-3550.
April 8th – Boundary Springs. This is an easy 4.8 mile round-trip loop towards Union Creek starting at the Crater Rim Viewpoint on Hwy 230. It goes to the boundary of the Crater Lake National Park to the headwaters of the Rogue River. It is a beautiful trip in any season and if there is still snow, bring your snowshoes and poles if you like. About a 2 hour drive. For more information call John 541-673-1973.
April 12th 5:30pm – Quarterly Potluck and Hike Scheduling Meeting. Douglas County LIbrary, Ford Community Meeting Room - 1409 Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg. Bring your own plates, utensils and something yummy. Potluck begins at 5:30 and the planning meeting begins approximately 6pm. We will be planning hikes for the next four months. Please come prepared with ideas of where you would like to hike. For more information call Rheo 541-677-0799 or Lois 541-673-4197.
April 22nd – Graves Creek. This is an out and back moderate hike along the wonderful Rogue River. Some early wildflowers may be out. The basic hike is from Graves Creek to Whisky Creek Cabin with lots of opportunities to extend the hike as many miles west as you wish. About a 2 hour drive to the trailhead. Views of rafters along the river are always fun. For more information call Diane 541-459-9696.
144 West Berdine
Roseburg, Or. 97471
Roseburg Oregon Hiking Club