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By Emily Hunter | 10/24/2022 | Favorite Trails, Outdoor Adventure, Sports, Things to Do, Trails


The air is crisp and it's finally cool enough to wear your favorite sweater - now where can you immerse yourself in the colors! Treat yourself to the best views the valley has to offer, all from one central location. Whether you seek to have a picnic in the park or bike to the top of a mountain, the Heart of the Rogue has you covered.

A staple of the Heart of the Rogue, the towering Table Rocks are a must hike during the fall season. Experience the kaleidoscope of leaf coloring throughout both Upper and Lower Table Rock trails. The trail can be steep towards the top, and if it has rained it can be slippery, so do use caution with seasonal weather in mind. When you reach the top, discover the beautiful agricultural blanket patterns of Medford. The views are truly breathtaking, and worth every step to see! Bring a picnic lunch, or simply soak in the views of the wonderful valley.

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Affectionately known by locals as “EART”, the East Applegate Ridge Trail offers spectacular views of the valley and its basins. Swooping valleys and rolling hills greet you in the blushed tones of fall, as this wonderful trail takes you on a journey of the Applegate Valley. A part of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), you can choose how far you’d like to go, out-and-back style. Otherwise, a common way to hike this trail is to go with a buddy, leaving one car at the end point and driving to the beginning. Take the time this fall to breathe in the gorgeous valley, and truly experience the EART!

From running and biking trails to equestrian trails - Prescott Park has over 1,700 acres of outdoor adventure for you to explore! As you ascend to the top, breathe in the orange and red hues of the oak, madrone and ponderosa pine trees. The signage will guide you to the top, called Roxy Ann Peak, where you will experience panoramic views of the valley. One with the clouds and colors, experience the best of fall from the peaks of Prescott Park!

Complete with newly remodeled Japanese GardensLithia Park is one of the best places in the valley to view the wonder of fall. Several different species of trees reside throughout the park, making a simple stroll feel like waltzing on a different planet. Explore the trails and bridges, snack on a peaceful lunch at Upper Duck pond, and discover all the wonderful park has to offer this autumn.

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From steep switchbacks to easy trails, the Jacksonville Woodlands present a plethora of trails to create your own adventure. Choose the length of your excursion, or make it to the top to view the rolling hills of the historic gold rush town. Listen to the leaves crunch under your shoes, and maybe even see a deer or two strolling along. No matter how long you wish to hike, the Jacksonville Woodlands are a great place to immerse yourself in the season.

Looking for even more fun fall festivities? Check out our fall bucket list - complete with spectacular places and events to help you ring in the season!

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