Rogue River National Recreation Trail
The Rogue River National Recreation Trail traverses the wild section of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River along its entire length. Stretching 40 miles between Grave Creek and Big Bend, the trail offers some of southwestern Oregon's most amazing landscapes and rewarding hiking experiences. Majestic steep canyon walls, cascading waterfalls, and glistening streams are just a glimpse of the magnificent scenery in the Wild Rogue Canyon. Observation and exploration opportunities abound for hikers to observe wildlife, wildflowers and historical sites along the way.
To help plan for your trip, view or download the Rogue River Trail Guide (PDF) and the Rogue River National Recreation Trail Map (PDF). A booklet version of the Rogue River Trail Guide can be purchased at the Smullin Visitor Center at Rand.
For information about trail conditions between Grave Creek and Mule Creek call the Bureau of Land Management at 541-471-6500; and from Mule Creek to Big Bend call the USFS Gold Beach Ranger District at 541-247-3600.
Drinking water is NOT available at the Rogue River Ranch until further notice (10/17/14).
Trail Hiker Permits
A Wild Rogue Float Permit is required for trail hikers when trail hikers are supported by boaters. A Permit is not required if a hiker hikes the trail and packs all of their own gear.