Touvelle, best Oregon hikes in Medford, hiking and biking trails in Medford

HIKING IN TOUVELLE

Located along the mighty Rogue River, TouVelle State Park is an amazing place to spend a day with the family for fishing, picnics, get-togethers, relaxing, or hiking. 

This is a great hike for the beginning hiker, anyone with kids, or anyone just looking for a casual hike in some of Southern Oregon's most beautiful landscapes. The trails feature footbridges, incredible views throughout the fall and an abundance of biodiversity. Black oak, white oak, willow and alder line the trail, with several small beaches along the side, perfect for fishing or a picnic. Keep your eyes open for deer, woodpeckers, great blue herons, and in the spirit of fall, turkeys. 

As you continue hiking along the trail, on your right you’ll notice a clearing with yellow star thistle and Himalayan blackberries, with scenic views of Mount McLoughlin on a clear day. As the trail continues to follow the Rogue River, you’ll notice on the left an amazing view of Upper Table Rock. From here the Rogue River departs, and the trail follows Little Butte Creek. Shortly after this amazing view, you’ll cross the end of Touvelle Road, where you will cross straight ahead to continue your journey.

The trail hugs inward, with beautiful foliage on all sides. As you reach the end, there is a nice grassy patch, perfect for a picnic or bird watching. Come back the way you came, and enjoy the peaceful views the lovely park has to offer.

Touvelle, best Oregon hikes in Medford, hiking and biking trails in Medford

TouVelle State Park + Little Butte Creek

Difficulty: Easy 

Average Distance: 2.2 miles round trip, less than 50 foot elevation gain 

Parking: $5 per day. A valid annual Oregon State Parks Pass or Jackson County Park Pass are great options as well

Restrooms: Public restrooms throughout the park before trailhead 

Optimal Season: Year round, weather permitting

Touvelle, best Oregon hikes in Medford, hiking and biking trails in Medford

This is a pristine location for fishing, hikes with family and pets, trail running and even swimming! Be aware of ticks and poison oak in the warmer months and mud along the trail in the rainy season. 

Touvelle, best Oregon hikes in Medford, hiking and biking trails in Medford

Take Crater Lake Highway East (Highway 62) / Rogue Valley Expressway toward White City. Continue East on Crater Lake Highway after the expressway. After 1 mile take a left on Antelope Road. Take Antelope for 1.8 miles and turn right on Table Rock Road. After approximately 1 mile TouVelle State Park will be on the right. Drive through the park to the back for the hike to Little Butte Creek.

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