Grave Creek to Marial Back Country Byway
Medford District | OR
Season Dates: 5/1 - 10/30
Fees: No fees Associated with this site
The Grave Creek to Marial Back Country Byway provides the primary vehicular access to the heart of the historic Wild Rogue River Canyon. The Byway starts at Grave Creek Landing on the Wild Section of the Rogue River and extends 33 miles through the rugged Siskiyou mountains ending at the BLM's wild section of the Rogue River at Marial and the edge of the Wild Rogue Wilderness. The Byway travels through various forest ecosystems where opportunities to view wildlife, wildflowers, and historical sites are abundant. Be sure to visit the various recreation sites along the way.
The Byway consists of single-lane gravel and paved roads, without guardrails. Be careful of blind curves and occasional log trucks. There are no gas stations or other services available along the route. Be prepared.
From Merlin, Oregon, take I-5, exit 61 into Merlin. Turn left and continue on the Merlin-Galice Road for 23 miles. Continue across the Grave Creek Bridge and turn left on BLM 34-8-1. This begins the Grave Creek to Marial Back Country Byway. (Follow Byway signs to the Rogue River Ranch). Drive five miles to junction with 33-8-26. Keep right on 34-8-1, where pavement ends. Drive three miles to junction with 33-8-13. Keep left and continue on 34-8-1. Drive eight miles to junction with 32-8-31. Turn left on paved road 32-8-31. Continue for five miles until reaching junction to Rd. 32-8-9.2. Bear left and continue driving on 32-8-31 for one mile (Begin following signs to Marial). Turn left on BLM 32-9-14.2. Continue on this road for 15 miles (the pavement will turn into gravel). Drive past Rogue River Ranch. Bear to the right at the Y-junction to the campground.