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Rogue National
Wild and Scenic River

Rogue River National Recreation Trail

Attention Boaters and Hikers! As of March 14, 2014 the Rogue River Trail is known to be passable from Grave Creek to Mule Creek. There is a rockslide about 1 mile upriver from the Rogue River Ranch, and as with any segment of the trail, caution should be used when traversing the landscape. Even though this has been a mild winter, be aware that slides and fallen trees could still occur at any time.

For information about trail conditions between Mule Creek and Big Bend call the USFS Gold Beach Ranger District at 541-247-3600.

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.


14335 Galice Road
Merlin, Oregon 97532
phone: 541-479-3735

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.

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