Ashland, Oregon & Southern Oregon HIKING!!!
EXPLORE ASHLAND, OREGON OUTDOORS & BEYOND
Let's admit it ...the quality of life in beautiful Southern Oregon is defined by the outdoor activities the area offers. The majority of us who have relocated here, do so impart because of the stunning beauty the natural environment surrounding us.
The weather is lovely and mild almost all year round and the Mountains, Hills, Rivers and Creeks offer a plethora of outdoor activity for all energy levels:
- Hiking the hundreds of trails in the area (all levels of skill) SEE MAPS & APP BELOW
- Mountain Biking
- Rafting (all levels and kinds: Floating in a raft or Tahiti to white water rafting to Jet Boating)
- Fishing & Hunting
My husband (Chris) and I are REAL People. We are empty-nesters (late 40's - mid 50's) and not the type to "workout". (dirty word!) I would much rather spend the afternoon hiking a hill, that may kick my butt, than sweating it out at the gym. Needless to say, we are not the most perfectly "in shape" couple. He is much more likely to tackle a 10 mile hike, where as I top out at 5-7 at most. I don't like really steep hikes or that feeling like your heart is going to explode any minute either. Yeah..I'm a bit of a wimp. Most of these Easy to Moderate hikes, I have done and can speak to. Chris has done most hard ones as well. Yearly, he and a group from Harry and David, tackle Mount McLoughlin. I know… Crazy!! I happily wave to them as they leave and prepare dinner and drinks for when their dead lifeless bodies arrive back in camp.
Now that you know what frame of reference this is coming from, I will tell you there are really only 2 warnings I have for the newly relocated: you may run into Poison Oak and or Ticks on the lower elevation hikes. OK... don't freak out! It's not all hikes (see below) and they are easily avoided by simple routine: After any hike (particularly if you have not stayed on tail or have brushed up against anything bush like) take a shower wash your limbs well with a dish soap. (it's less expensive than Tecnu). This will wash away the oils from any possible contact with Poison Oak. While washing, check yourself for ticks. Just in case. Lastly, If you have a puppy, brush them out and check for ticks that may have buried into their skin. Flush ticks down the toilet. Note: If you are relocating with pets, it's best to get them on an internal Tick and flea medication ASAP. That way even if they do get bit, the tick will die. Less likely it will find you. If you have further worries, concerns or questions, message me. We have had to deal with the learning curve on these 2 issues which means you don't have to. Below are only a very few of the hundreds of fabulous trails around the area.
AllTrails - This is My Favorite Hiking Trail site and app
(I found they both felt moderate…but I was out of shape)
-By TARA JACOBI
Down to Earth Real Estate Service
Principal Real Estate Broker
Relocation to Ashland, Oregon Guides and Maps
Ashland Parks and trails Maps (from City of Ashland)
Dog Friendly Parks
Ashland Hiking Trails Maps
Credit for Maps, Guides, photos and sites given to Ashland Chamber of Commerce, City of Ashland, Ashland School District and SOU