Illinois River-West

Agness, Oregon 97406

Illinois River-West

Illinois River-West Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This trail visits the beautiful, steep, and rocky lower Illinois River canyon, near the confluence with the Rogue River. Highlights include two stunning creeks. There is a small picnic area and parking for 15 cars.

In many ways, the west side of the Illinois River Trail is very similar to the east side. The Illinois canyon is spectacular, the terrain is rugged, and wildflowers abound. The main differences on the west side are a pair of truly stunning creeks—Indigo and Silver—with scenic bridges that cross them. Indigo Creek makes a good day-hike goal (9.4 miles round-trip) and offers rocky beaches and possible swimming holes at Indian Flat."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,087 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Year-round. If coming from Grants Pass, be aware that Bear Camp Road is typically closed mid-Nov to Memorial Day (check because this changes). During closure, approach from Gold Beach.
Views, Wildflowers
Gold Beach Ranger District: (541) 247-3600
Local Contacts
USGS Agness, Brandy Peak, and Silver Peak; Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest; Gold Beach Ranger District
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018