Rogue River Trail Backpacking

Wolf Creek, Oregon

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Southern Oregon’s Rogue River has earned a special place in the hearts of whitewater rafters. The 40-mile float trip from Grave Creek to Illahe is one of the most popular in the country, and it’s easy to understand why. This wild canyon provides continuously spectacular scenery, waterfalls, unusually abundant wildlife, and plenty of thrilling rapids. The Bureau of Land Management has a lottery system in place to regulate the number of people on the river. For backpackers there is an equally scenic way to see this roadless canyon. The Rogue River Trail has no crowds and requires no permits. The route parallels the north bank of the river for the entire distance. It is unquestionably one of Oregon’s most exciting long backpacking trips.
Backpacking Oregon: From Rugged Coastline to Mountain Meadow

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Backpacking Oregon: From Rugged Coastline to Mountain Meadow

by Douglas Lorain (Wilderness Press)

Southern Oregon’s Rogue River has earned a special place in the hearts of whitewater rafters. The 40-mile float trip from Grave Creek to Illahe is one of the most popular in the country, and it’s easy to understand why. This wild canyon provides continuously spectacular scenery, waterfalls, unusually abundant wildlife, and plenty of thrilling rapids. The Bureau of Land Management has a lottery system in place to regulate the number of people on the river.

For backpackers there is an equally scenic way to see this roadless canyon. The Rogue River Trail has no crowds and requires no permits. The route parallels the north bank of the river for the entire distance. It is unquestionably one of Oregon’s most exciting long backpacking trips.

© 2007 Douglas Lorain/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Wolf Creek
Distance: 40
Elevation Gain: 3,700 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3-6 days
Season: Usually open all year; best late April to May / late October to early November
Local Contacts: Medford District, BLM
Local Maps: USFS - Wild Rogue Wilderness; USGS - Mount Reuben & Bunker Hill
Topo Map: Rogue River Trail (Backpacking) Topographic Map
Guide Book: Backpacking Oregon: From Rugged Coastline to Mountain Meadow Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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5/30/2010

great hike, butiful and totally worth doing!! u can go what ever distance u want each day! the swiming is cold but feels really good!

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