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Lets Take a Hike!

Bethany Hikers

Join us on a monthly hike as we explore God's creation in and around Grants Pass. Expert hikers, casual ramblers, fast walkers and the slow and steady, this is for you! Some may hike the entire trail, some might just do half, but no one gets left behind. 

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This Months Hike

Josephine County Youth Tree Trail

Sunday, July 10

Vic has a different kind of trail experience planned for the next Bethany hike.  The trail/forest road is on a property that is owned by the Josephine County Forestry Department (my old place of employment) where the annual Youth Tree Plants are conducted.  The Youth Tree Plant was a brainchild of Ross Roe and is a place where kids from local schools, Scouts and youth groups experience planting trees.  This is an annual event being held annually for over 32 years. 


This rolling 2.0 mile hike (further if desired) will go through areas that were planted in the late 90's. While not a dense forest, it is one of Vic's favorite “go to” routes close to town.  It is a little exposed so if it is hot, bringing water would be advised.


Where 6th Street merges onto hwy. 199 turn right (west) and go just over 2 miles to Dowell Road.  Turn left and follow main road as it curves to the dead end of Elk Lane (Dowell curves right and becomes Arnold Lane and in less than a half mile Arnold curves left and becomes Elk Lane)

If you wish to join Vic Harris at a leasurly pace, meet Vic after church and plan to take off by 11:30.

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