Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Rogue River, Grants Pass, Oregon USA

Base elevation:
5320 ft (1621.5 m)
40 mi (64.37 km)
Rogue River is situated in southwestern Oregon, near the city of Grants Pass.

The river starts from Crater Lake, at 5320 ft/1621.5 m and goes all the way to the Pacific Ocean, at Gold Beach. The main trail, Lower Rogue River trail is 40 mi/64.37 km long, starts at Grave Creek and goes all the way to Illahe.

There are other courses that you can follow, like the Upper Rogue River trail and also some smaller ones. There are many sights to enjoy, while hiking and this is why the hiking trails at Rogue River have a high reputation. One can pass through river canyons, the  Union Creek Historic District, the Rogue Gorge and the Natural Bridge.

The hiking trails reach the shores of the river at some points and may elevate about 200 ft/60.96 m above the river at other points. In the winter time, hiking can be more challenging, as you may find several logs or bigger rocks in the middle of the trails, so more attention is needed. Several hiking schools near the area offer daily or up to 4-day excursions at the River, combining hiking and rafting. One thing is certain, hikers will find their “paradise” at Rogue River, because it is a place that combines natural beauty and adventure, as well as serenity and relaxation.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Medford Airport
18.5 miles (29.77 km), 23 minutes
The best and fastest way in order to reach Rogue River is to take a car or a taxi from the airport. Stay on Airport road and make a right turn to Biddle Rd. Continue to Pine St in order to enter I -5 N towards Grants Pass. Drive for about 15 miles and then take exit 48 t City of Rogue River/Savage Rapids Dam. Turn right to Depot St, left to Pine St, left again to W Main St and then right to Berglund St. You have reached your destination.
148 miles (238.18 km), 2 hours 16 minutes
Public transportation is not convenient if you are at Eugene and you need to go to Rogue River. It will also take more than 20 hours for you to get there. The best and fastest way is by car or taxi (about 2 hours and 20 minutes). So, start at Coburg Rd and enter I-105. After 1,2 miles take exit 4A in order to enter I-5 S towards Roseburg. Drive for about 145 miles heading south and then take exit 48 towards Savage Rapides Dam/City of Rogue River. Turn right to Depot St, left to Pine St, left again to W Main St and then right to Berglund St. You have reached the beautiful Rogue River.
The Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport,
18.5 miles (29.77 km)


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