Enjoy Greenhorn Park

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Care for some fresh air? How about a peaceful hike or exhilarating bike ride? No matter your reason for visiting the historic town of Yreka, don’t miss visiting Siskiyou County’s beloved treasure, Greenhorn Park. From the avid outdoor enthusiast to the meandering sightseer, Greenhorn offers a gamut of possibility to any open-air guest.

Got An Hour?
How about a stroll around the glassy waters of Greenhorn Park’s reservoir? The near one-mile loop surrounding reservoir waters offers reflections of nestled foothills, dressed to suit the season. Pass hopeful fishermen along the paved path and glassy view. Watch friendly geese and ducks bob their tails in aquatic feeding acrobats. Explore further to discover historic structures and old mining equipment. The sprinkled artifacts echo of Yreka’s rich gold rush days.

Bring a Picnic
A couple of hours might be just the right recipe for a picnic. Choose a setting to suit your tastes. An ample expanse of lawn space is located above and below Greenhorn’s reservoir. Pull up a seat near soccer fields and be entertained by local athleticism or take the kids to one of the engaging play structures of their choice. To get a flavor of rejuvenation, find a quiet picnic table nestled near parkland foliage. Who knows, gentle forest deer might accompany your outing.

Maximize Your Stay
A few hours in the park might be just the remedy to cleanse the lungs and get the blood pumping. Various dirt trails of mixed terrain and mileage surround Greenhorn Park. From rolling single track to steep fire road climbs; hikers and cyclists alike can find their prescription to a morning or afternoon full of the perfectly tailored athletic antidote. Along the way, alpine views offer an ideal setting for hydration or a nutritional break.

No matter your timetable or your varied interests, Greenhorn Park offers an array of sights, sounds, and opportunities to appease the nurturing need for nature. You’re invited.

Sit on a park bench for a quick reprieve or spend an entire day immersed in Yreka’s prized location.  No matter your timetable or your varied interests, Greenhorn Park offers an array of sights, sounds, and opportunities to appease the nurturing need for nature.  You’re invited.

To get to the park from historic downtown Yreka, travel south along Main Street, parallel to Interstate 5. Main Street turns into Fort Jones Road/Highway 3. Turn right onto Greenhorn Road or Ranch Lane; both shortly lead to visible park access.

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