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Rock & Roll Trail

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A trail for mountain bikes to descend the east side of Roxy Ann Peak.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

3,478' 1,060 m

High

3,019' 920 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

460' 140 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Leashed

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 trips 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 visit.

Description

For mountain bikers, this is a one-way, down-hill only, fairly technical way to descend the east side of Roxy Ann Peak. Bikers should use it for that purpose rather than the nearby Manzanita Trail.

Hikers and runners do use the Rock & Roll in both directions but must do so with extreme caution for possible encounters with rapidly descending mountain bikes. If you're a hiker or runner in doubt about this, use the Manzanita Trail to reach or leave the top.

The trail starts on Tower Road very near where the Ponderosa Trail reaches the road, then descends rapidly through some short, rocky switchbacks and then some longer, less rocky, switchbacks to the Loop Road. There are few views from this trail but it does pass one massive, ancient madrone.

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Shared By:

Bruce Hope

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#10

in Prescott Park

#32145

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#10

in Prescott Park

#1,107

in Oregon

#32,145

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Photos

View of Mount McLoughlin from the Loop Road in winter.
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR
The large, old madrone along the trail
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR
Descending the Rock & Roll Trail
Jun 11, 2018 near Medford, OR
Nearing the upper end of the Manzanita Trail
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR
Along the Loop Road on a foggy morning
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR
Starting up the Rock & Roll Trail
May 25, 2018 near Medford, OR

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