The town of Jacksonville here in Southern Oregon has 2 trail systems. The Jacksonville Woodlands trails cover around 16 miles and are located within blocks of downtown. The Jacksonville Forest trails are about 2 miles from downtown and now have over 30 miles of multi-use trails. Since we typically hike the Woodland trails more often, we decided to visit the Forest Park and hike for a couple hours. What we found was that the Forest Park has made numerous improvements and upgrades and has many new trails either completed or in the works!
|Time for some hiking!|
|What? A new trail????|
|Our first Trillium sighting|
|One of the many small waterfalls along Canyon Falls trail|
|View of Jackson Creek from Canyon Falls trail|
|A small waterfall squeezes between rocks in an effort to be seen.|
We did have a few trees to clear along our hike, so here is the largest one that we encountered. No problem for Katie, but us humans aren't so agile and it took us a little longer to get by.
|Wind and rain have taken their toll on trees this year|
Glenn and Carol