Granite Hill Road

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North of Grants Pass, take exit 61. Go east to the intersection of Merlin and Frontage Roads (some maps call this road Highland). Turn Right and go 0.2 miles to Donaldson Road. Turn left and go east for 1.9 miles to Granite Hill Road. Turn left on Granite Hill and go north for 2.6 miles Granite Hill intersects with Winona Road at this point. Go right and continue on Granite Hill Road for another 2.4 miles (the road becomes BLM road 35-5-21 and then 35-5-26. There is a private road just beyond BLM road 35-5-26.2. Turn left here You get back on BLM land after .3 miles and the road dead ends 3.9 miles from the last intersection.

Habitat and Birds

This is mostly mixed conifer forest with some riparian wetlands. Birds found here include Mountain Quail, Hutton’s Vireo, Chestnutbacked Chickadee, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Hermit Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, and Band-tailed Pigeon along with the more mundane standard forest fare. Interesting sightings have included Northern Pygmy-Owl, Townsend’s Warbler, Red Crossbill, and Northern Saw-whet Owl. Source: OFO Publication No. 19, Guide to Birds of the Rogue Valley, Massey & Vroman.