“One of the many hiking, running, and mountain biking trails in Medford's Prescott Park.
— Bruce Hope
The main gate on the entry road (Roxy Ann Road) is typically open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the spring and summer and closes at 5 p.m. 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, so plan 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 ride.
The CCC Historic Trail provides a nearly level connection between the western leg of the Equestrian Loop Trail, the main entrance road (Roxy Ann Road), and the upper parking area. The Deer Trail provides a useful connection between the Twight Trail and the CCC Historic Trail.
You can reach the south end of the CCC Historic Trail from the main entrance road (Roxy Ann Road), at the sharp bend just north of the upper parking area. There are a few parking spots at this bend, but it's better to park in the parking area and make the short ride down the road. You can reach the north end of the CCC Historic Trail from the Equestrian Loop Trail just south of its junction with the Pali Trail and the Lithic Trail.