Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Rogue River National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 days ago

We explored here in May and the weather could not have been more perfect. At first we drove past the designated parking area, wondering what was further down the road. If you do that, it will take you to the other smaller lake that has a trail, but not around the whole lake like the other one. We didn't stay long at this spot, just long enough to check out the first picnic spot by the lake which was filled with bugs. So we got back in the car and went back to the designated parking area and walked down towards the big lake (pretty short walk).

The first opening at the lake had great views, but again, tons of bugs. There was also a LOT of dog poop, so I took some time to pick it all up so my kids didn't have to worry about stepping in it. The dog and kids played in the water a bit here and then we decided to start the walk around the lake. I wish we would have walked to the right earlier, because there are much better spots to relax and swim at. And there were hardly any bugs flying in our face at the other spots.

We walked around the whole lake and noticed 4 different spots with rope swings. They are in spots best suited for ages 10 and up in my opinion. But still fun to at least check out, even with little kids. I thought spot #9 was the prettiest swing spot. The water was pretty clear here and we could see lots of fish swimming around.

We had the place all to ourselves and had so much fun. If you are going in the spring or summer, don't forget your bug spray!

Super close to the road, so easy to access. Incredibly powerful river as it runs through its own canyon. Rogue Gorge Falls upstream is an awesome sight: so powerful. Fence separates the canyon from trail, safe for dogs and kids.

Sadly we attempted this one today but the road is packed with a few feet of snow so we didn’t have access. We will be back though in a month to see if the snow has melted enough.

trail running
27 days ago

went there in the middle of April, not a soul to be found. kinda creepy considering it's super far out in the woods. but was a good run. can be a bit hard to find, no cell service. just follow Maps and it should bring u right to it

Not a bad afternoon walk. Very pet friendly. If you start to the left of the lake the bridge and spring at the end are totally worth the hike. Once you get there, you’re almost done. It’s a long one way gravel road out. I wouldn’t suggest it for a low car or when it’s wet out.

This hike is listed as "year round" I went there today, 4/2, and there's about 2 feet of snow...

Beautiful!

Gorgeous!

Great hike!

Good Hike, river is basically by your side the entire trail. Beautiful views and pictures, was still icy when hiked it. Quite a few rocks on the trail, but nothing to difficult, besides incline on mud.

3 months ago

Good trail out and back. Small amount of snow right now but so pretty did not need any snow gear. Beautiful!

Nice and pretty. You will Enjoy!!!

The trail is currently closed

Fun and short hike. Best in the summer time! So you can play in the falls

hiking
4 months ago

Gorgeous hike today with A-mazing views of Shasta. Trail was only partially snow covered and I made it to the shelter easily with waterproof boots.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike. Fairly simple trail to follow, but it feels isolated enough to enjoy your surroundings. The gorge is powerful and gives you sight of the Rogue River you won't find along other stretches. Highly recommend checking it out!

trail running
4 months ago

I imagine that this trail is overgrown in the summer. This time of year it is awesome. Dog, kid, wife and beginner trail-runner did fine. I will be doing it again.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike with hidden camp spots. Trail is well marked and easy, great for families. The water is cold all year, too cold for swimming. Pretty swift in some areas.

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful November walk around a quiet, clear lake. The road down to park at the trailhead was super muddy and needs gravel but once there it was worth it.

Absolutely beautiful

Love this hike. Good place to take dogs. Fabulous photos.

hiking
6 months ago

My sister has bad knee and was able to enjoy the hike. We had a wonderful time.

half the trail is dirt road with traffic. other half is off trail with many footprints trampling native endangered vegetation. Bad routing. Please put people on PCT instead or reroute up to top of Mt. Ashland.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty views, short hike. Was a little confused because maps took us to a Natural Bridge Hike, I never did see anything about Knob Falls. Maybe we took the wrong trail, still really enjoyed it though.

nice easygoing trail. well marked.

easy two hours thirteen minutes. middle of September. nice

hiking
8 months ago

great easy hike. no incline. dirt road. well maintained. pretty secluded so does have an eery feeling unless you like being alone. i went with 2 dogs and my family and still felt a little weird. however still a great hike for new hikers and kids. dogs did love it, especially the water.

hiking
8 months ago

Very interesting and informative. You can see the river, trees, waterfalls and awesome lava tubes.

hiking
9 months ago

Great, easy hike along a wide, level, and well developed path. It loops around the lake and can take as short as an hour depending on how often you to stop to swim. There are lots of places to get in the water. The water is clear and calm, and a surprisingly perfect temperature for swimming!
$5 parking fee at the trailhead.

10 months ago

Nice and refreshing! Short hike with misting waterfall was just a short drive off the main highway.

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