Lower Rogue River Trail

Gold Beach, Oregon

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This trail is a well-maintained recreational trail that rambles through a dense, temperate rainforest. The view of the river from the cliffs in Copper Canyon is a memorable one. This ride is demanding and a technical challenge, with roots, rocks, scree slopes, steep climbs and descents, narrow cliff experiences, lots of small creek crossings, and scratchy, encroaching vegetation. After pedaling and pushing your bike for 12 miles, you must decide whether to return on the trail or loop back on paved and gravel roads. The roads make for a long day (42 miles), but probably less taxing than riding back on the trail. Any way you approach it, this is a tough ride. The trailhead is on the north side of the Rogue River, 16 miles east of Gold Beach.
Mountain Bike! Oregon

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Mountain Bike! Oregon

by Laurie & Chris Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

This trail is a well-maintained recreational trail that rambles through a dense, temperate rainforest. The view of the river from the cliffs in Copper Canyon is a memorable one. This ride is demanding and a technical challenge, with roots, rocks, scree slopes, steep climbs and descents, narrow cliff experiences, lots of small creek crossings, and scratchy, encroaching vegetation.

After pedaling and pushing your bike for 12 miles, you must decide whether to return on the trail or loop back on paved and gravel roads. The roads make for a long day (42 miles), but probably less taxing than riding back on the trail. Any way you approach it, this is a tough ride. The trailhead is on the north side of the Rogue River, 16 miles east of Gold Beach.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Gold Beach
Distance: 42
Elevation Gain: 3,600 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: Year-round if dry
Trailhead Elevation: 540 feet
Top Elevation: 840 feet
Local Contacts: Siskiyou National Forest, Gold beach Ranger District 541-247-3600
Local Maps: District map of the Gold Beach Ranger District, USGS Quosatana Butte, Signal Buttes, Agness, Soldier Camp Mountain, and Brady Bald Mountain
Topo Map: Lower Rogue River Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Mountain Bike! Oregon Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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10/3/2017

Actually, a cautionary tale- did this ride years ago, tried to do the whole loop- late start led to near darkness on twisty agness rd. Bad plan. Lv early... or do out n bk. Going again this fall... more updates pending that ride :)

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