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Rogue River National Recreation Trail, Oregon
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Description: The 40-mile Rogue River Trail is popular for its outstanding scenery and its proximity to the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. Hikers enjoy seeing wildlife, wildflowers, and the many historical sites along the river as well as enjoying the river itself. The Rogue River Ranch and Whisky Creek Cabin, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are both on this trail, as is a homestead of Zane Grey`s. Abundant evidence of the gold rush lines the banks of the river; read the trail log for details.

The best time to hike the trail is in spring and early summer, when temperatures are moderate and the wildflowers are blooming. Camping is mostly at dispersed sites with a few developed campgrounds providing toilets. The Foster Bar and Marial trailheads both have campgrounds at or close to the trailhead, and a county campground is about 4 miles upriver from the Grave Creek trailhead. Use Leave No Trace procedures while camping and cooking along the river corridor. Fire pans are required within 400 feet of the river.


Location: Trailheads from east to west: Graves Creek boat ramp north of Galice; Tucker Flat Campground near Marial; Foster Bar in the Siskiyou National Forest (37 miles east of Gold Beach/US 101).

Address: Bureau of Land Management
Medford District Office
3040 Biddle Road
Medford, OR  97504
Phone: (541) 618-2200

Season: year round; spring & fall are best

Fee: no

Reservations: no
Activities
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 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
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 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: Mosquitoes and bears can be a problem during the summer; bring repellent and secure your food by hanging it 10 feet up and 4 feet out. Watch for slides and high waters in the early spring. Take precautions to avoid poison oak, rattlesnakes, and ticks. Filter or boil any water you take from the creek or from the river.
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