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Pali Trail

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One of the many hiking, running, and mountain biking trails in Medford's Prescott Park.


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1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Point to Point

2,667' 813 m

High

2,434' 742 m

Low

268' 82 m

Up

77' 23 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Views · Wildflowers

The main gate on the Entry Road (Roxy Ann Road) is typically open 8am to 8pm in the spring and summer and closes at 5pm in fall and winter. If this gate is closed, you may continue into the park without a vehicle. You may park along the Entry Road or at the electric substation as long as there is accessibility for maintenance vehicles and you are not blocking gates. Please be aware that quarry trucks use this road system.

Need to Know

Gate hours may vary depending on weather and maintenance needs. Many trails here become very muddy when wet and are closed at those (few) times. There is no potable water in the park, so be sure to bring plenty of your own.

The park is open all year but can be hot in the summer months - plan your hikes then for early morning or evening. There is also a LOT of poison oak (and some ticks) here and staying on the trails is the best way to avoid or minimize contact with these. If you let your dog off-leash, be prepared for a wash and tick check after your hike.

Description

You can reach the Pali via the Twight Trail or the Equestrian Ridge Trail (from the picnic area on the Loop Road) or from the Lithic Trail.

From the northwest end of the Twight Trail, the Pali works its way around the northwest side of Roxy Ann Peak, mostly on the level, to its end at the Equestrian Ridge Trail (a re-purposed old road) on Roxy Ann's north ridge. Like the Twight Trail, the Pali is a good one for views to the west and north. Because much of it is north-facing, you'll find different wildflowers - such as the Scarlett fritillary - along it in the April and May.

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Shared By:

Bruce Hope

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Looking north from the Pali / Equestrian Trail junction.
May 25, 2018 near Central…, OR
On the Lithic Trail just east of the Equestrain Ridge Trail; Roxy Ann Peak in the distance
May 25, 2018 near Central…, OR
Looking west from the Pali Trail
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR
Upper Table Rock from the Pali Trail
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR
Typical trail marker at the Twilight / Pali trail junction
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR

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Oct 2, 2020
Matthew Sutton
good hike 1.2mi — 0h 40m