Thom Larkin Thom Larkin | Daily TidingsThe view from the Madrone Trail, a part of the Roxy Ann Trails that overlooks Medford.

The Rogue Valley's Hike of the Week

Roxy Ann Trails (Prescott Park)

How to get there:

From I-5, take exit 27 onto Barnett Road and travel 1.1 miles to Black Oak Drive.

Turn left onto Black Oak Drive, then continue one mile to Hillcrest Road. Turn right onto Hillcrest and continue — 1/4 miles to Roxy Ann Road.

Take a left and drive .4 miles to the road gate.

When parking, do not block the gate and keep it clear for emergency vehicles.

Description:

Length of Primary Loop Trail is about 2.6 miles.

This includes a North and South Overlook, view point of Medford and a picnic area.

Trees that can be found on this hike are Oregon White Oak, California black oak, Ponderosa pine, incense cedar, Douglas fir and madrone.

This is a year-round hike for hikers, equestrians and picnickers.

Pets are allowed but beware of poison oak, ticks and rattlesnakes.

In the late spring and early summer, wildflowers bloom all over.

No hunting, firearms, off-road vehicles, alcohol, narcotics, camping, or building fires.

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Madrones are all around the Roxy Ann Trails.

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Names of trails:

Madrone TrailManzanita TrailPonderosa Trail

History

The trails and picnic areas were primarily built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Recent paths have been created by personnel from the Medford Parks and Recreation department and their crews of volunteers. — —

Charlie demonstrates how Roxy Ann is animal-friendly.

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