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Snowshoe Rentals now available.

The snow will soon be piling up in the mountains. We are ready for[...]

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Now Renting Kayaks & SUPs!

Check out our demo fleet of Hobie Kayaks, Wilderness Systems Kayaks, Hurricanes, and SUPs[...]

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Paddlefest 2013

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FAVORITE SPRING HIKES.

Spring is here!!! Lets get out and check out the wildflowers and wildlife!!!
1

Table Rocks Hikes

3 to 4 hours up and back. Excellent views of Rogue Valley!!!
Just a short drive from Medford means the table rocks are a favorite destination for many folks. It's excellent training for longer hikes in the area. It rises 800ft above the Rogue River and the trail gets steeper towards the top. In the spring there is over 75 species of wildflowers that seemingly come out in different weeks creating oceans color and making it new and fresh every week!!! One of these flowers is the Dwarf Meadowfoam which is found nowhere else on the planet!!!
2

Castle Crags view trail.

5.5 miles round trip. 1.5 hours south on I-5.
Castle Crags view trail is steep and challenging with incredible views!!! The spring is the best time to hike into the crags. Crowds are smaller and it's not blazing hot. This trail gains 2200ft in a little over 2.5 miles so it's not for the faint of heart. It is a well maintained trail and quite comfortable to hike through the trees for the first half of the hike. A little over half way is Indian Springs, well worth the short hike off the main train it's a beautiful oasis of trees and water just below the harsh granite domes and manzanita scrub brush. Just before the turnoff to Indian Springs is the first breathtaking view of the mammoth granite spires and domes of Castle Crags be sure you have your camera ready for this view!!! Returning from Indian Springs to the main trail you continue hiking through the forest for a short while then the trail starts to show its true colors as you begin hiking along a granite ridge with a fair amount of boulder hoping and snaking your way through the granite landscape. The view of Castle Dome is breathtaking! When you reach the base of Castle Dome you are rewarded with a spectacular view of Mt Shasta to the west!!! We recommend you bring Hiking Poles for the descent they can save your life with this hike.
3

Diamond Lake Trails

Many options including an overnight stay at Hemlock Butte Cabin
Just up the road past Union Creek, Diamond Lake offers a wide variety of trails to explore. This area often receives the greatest annual snowfall in Southern Oregon!!! To see some of many options for trails Check out this link.

Winter Pics

Check out these gorgeous shots our friends submitted.