Category: Hiking and Biking Trails

morel(3)

08

May2018
Tips for spring morel hunting in southwest Oregon Learn to properly identify morels: Morels will grow singularly from the soil, have a characteristic conical pitted cap, and can be a creamy white color ranging to a dark brown-black. The stalk of the mushroom should be entirely hollow if you cut it ... Read More
CascadeSiskiyou

19

Jun2017
  Join local naturalists on free public hikes on weekend days in June and early July 2017. Explore wildlands in the expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument that scientists recommended in order to make the Monument more ecologically whole. Learn about local flora and fauna, visit some nice country, and be inspired to ... Read More
June 19, 2017Marie Uhtoff
map

25

Mar2016
Come into the shop today for a free copy of the official Northwest Nature Shop Ashland Map and Recommended Hikes!!   1. Lower Table Rock; 5.2 miles round trip (Hiking, No Dogs) 2. Upper Table Rock; 2.8 miles round trip (Hiking, No Dogs) 3. Denmam Wildlife Refuge/ Oregon Fish & Wildlife Office; ponds (Wildlife ... Read More
March 25, 2016Northwest Nature Shop
gin lin

08

Mar2016

The Gin Lin Trail

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A lesser known but incredibly variant trail with great interesting and historical significance. The Gin Lin Trail is a testament to the older ways of life during the gold rush, leaving behind a fascinating hike as well as historical considerations as you witness the work of long ago left ... Read More
tbrcks2

08

Mar2016
Hiking the Lower and Upper Table Rocks offers an enjoyable, informative experience in natural history and botany. Our guest writer Heather Headley offers an insightful, thoughtful and informative exploration of one of our local landmarks here in the Rogue Valley. Spring is a wonderful time to rediscover the ... Read More
Table Rocks

10

Feb2016

The Ecology of the Table Rocks

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Written by Abby Nichols of the Northwest Nature Shop, Nature Conservancy Volunteer Field Assistant The Table Rocks are distinct landmarks of the Rogue Valley - two horseshoe-shaped geologic features sitting squarely between the Cascade and Siskiyou Ranges in Southern Oregon.  Remnants of a prehistoric lava flow, these archaic rock formations are home ... Read More
February 10, 2016Caroline
terencep1

08

Jun2015
The weather is getting warmer, snow is melting at the higher elevations, wildflowers are blooming, butterflies are fluttering so get out and hike! Here are 10 local hiking trails around Ashland that we recommend starting from easiest to more advanced: Photos of  the Pacific Crest Trail near Mount Ashland by Terence ... Read More
WRT

11

Mar2015
Ashland offers an incredible opportunity for trail running, hiking and biking.  I’ve been running and hiking the trails in Ashland for over twenty years and I still love the fact I can run from my house and be on a trail within minutes. I run almost every day and these ... Read More
March 11, 2015Northwest Nature Shop