While true outdoor enthusiasts play and adventure throughout the year, spring is the ultimate season for outdoor activities. You could hike, bike, or have a relaxing outdoor picnic.

If you’ve already unpacked your hiking boots in anticipation of hitting the trails, you won’t have to wait much longer to enjoy Southern Oregon’s beautiful weather and gorgeous scenery.

Spring Hiking Adventures

Many of Medford’s hiking trails are family-friendly, but still offer a challenge for experienced hikers. And no Southern Oregon trail is more sought after and popular than the Table Rocks. With two trails — the Upper and Lower Table Rock — this natural attraction is visited by over 10,000 people each year. The views from the cliffs stretch across the Rogue Valley — perfect for jaw-dropping photos. And spring is the best time to see wildflowers and birds in their natural setting.

Prescott Park is another addition to Medford’s hiking scene. While you’re hiking the trails, stop at one of the lookout points and enjoy the mesmerizing views. If your feet are ready to walk, climb and bike, then prepare yourself for the park’s 1,740 acres of hiking and mountain biking trails. It’s a good way to break in your new hiking shoes!

Beautiful Natural Parks

Oregon also has many gorgeous state and national parks, but none more alluring than those located in the heart of Southern Oregon.

Crater Lake National Park has sapphire blue water, sheer cliffs and a volcanic history. At more than a mile in depth, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in North America. It’s the experience of a lifetime, a favorite among locals and visitors, and located right in our backyard.

Or if you’re back at the Table Rocks and want to make a full day out of your trip, visit the TouVelle State Recreation area. Located near the Rogue River and at the bottom of the Table Rocks, it’s the perfect area for family picnics. The 58-acre park is brimming with trails and opportunities for a spontaneous fishing trip.

Spring Recreational Activities

Southern Oregon’s scenery is beautiful throughout the year, but comes alive during the spring. Dazzling hiking trails, alluring state parks, and warm spring sun beckon adventurers of all ages and skill levels.