Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Amazing views at every mile!

simply fantastic!

One of my favorites. The views are amazing. You have wonderful views from Ashland and Medford. You can see the stunning Mt. Shasta and Pilot Rock, so amazing! It is hard, but totally worth it!! Don’t go after 4:00, because you will encounter totally darkness in the way back :). It takes like 4.30 hours to complete it both ways. Don’t forget to sign the book!

It would be a mistake to believe that this trail flattens out after the first 3 miles...it definitely does not do that. It's a tough 5 miles up. We had a smokey view but it was a really satisfying hike that got the legs burning all the way up! So disappointed in people when you see the amount of trash along this trail, definitely not the Oregon spirit to be so disrespectful toward our natural resources.

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike on very well maintained trail. Excellent trail construction across several lava fields. The hike is easy and good to see the difficulty updated to easy since earlier reviews. Great views of Mt. McLoughlin at several points. The hike does not have a marked end point so you can continue on past the turn around point on a very well maintained trail.

28 days ago

absolutely beautiful

Nice little hike. Off the grid so could not record.

A surprisingly great hike with some wonderful views of Grayback Mountain. The hike around Miller Lake and past Little Miller Lake is well worth your effort and should be a part of your plan. Also plan for the stream crossing about three miles out from the trailhead, it requires four wheel drive and a high ground clearance vehicle.

hiking
1 month ago

Crazy little crowded spot worth seeing. A lot of water going through a fairly small slot. It was the last little trail of a 2 day journey done on the way out. Met some nice people along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Could not find the TH for this one... It was going to be my last hike of a 2 day venture. Next time maybe.

hiking
1 month ago

Not much for a trail but awesome in it's uniqueness. Not many things in nature this awesome that you can view with a nice protected by fences short walk that most people can do.

Amazing

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous and serene. 30 minute incline to the lake then you can keep going to the PCT at the top. The dogs and I both jumped in the lake, not too cold! When your about 2 miles away google maps will tell you to go right, DON'T! Just keep going straight and you'll hit the river crossing. Happy Hiking!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Follows the PCT. Well-groomed, easy hike for all ages.

I hike National Creek Falls several times a year, it's absolutely gorgeous. A few times early in the season you can't make it to the falls because of a lot of fallen trees along the road. The trail starts above the falls and you hike down to the base of the falls. When you arrive at the base of the falls step down around the point at the bottom and you can see the rest of the falls which are obscured by a Ledge. You can cross the creek at the base of the falls and play in the water. Four years ago a lady fell and broke her leg so be careful. It is a easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Drove up to do this trail today and the road was closed due to the Hendrix Fire

Beautiful and short hike

trail running
2 months ago

Super secluded so you’ll probably have the trail to yourself. Totally worth the drive up the mountain to the trail head. Some seriously cool spots along this trail.

Blue lake is really pretty but the 15 extra minutes of hiking takes you to horseshoe lake. Definitely go the extra 15 minutes. The little jetty is a great place to camp. You have 270 degrees of water views around you, fish jumping, and a bald eagle that stuck around for the 2 days I was there. Would recommend it. I even went with a group where they took 2 babies and a 2 and 3 year old!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. So much cooler than the valley. Lots of shade. Love being at the top lookout.

Beautiful meadows of sage, corn lillies and lupin, forests of evergreens and aspens, andcamazing views of shasta, mt ashland, pilot rock and mcloughlin in the last two miles to the peak. I call the top Cafe Wagner because it’s a great place for lunch.

hiking
3 months ago

I loved this trail. The first two to three miles are the hardest but then it smooths out a little just in time for the views. Finished by 10 am on what is supposed to be quite a hot day but there was plenty of shade. I was the first one on the trail this morning, so I ate most of the spider webs (so don’t be first if that bothers you). Great views the whole way up but nothing compares to the views at the top.

Beautiful! I even collected a few stones from the base of the falls. Refreshing and rewarding.

hiking
3 months ago

Wow. It’s as good as everyone has been saying on here. Definitely not easy. So much of it’s uphill. But the views are amazing. I did this and Crater Lake while I was in the area, and it was a perfect two day combination.

It was a perfect day to be out on the trails, and everyone was out enjoying the beauty of Oregon .

hiking
3 months ago

Nice stroll on our way to Crater Lake from Medford, the paved trail along the Rogue Gorge was formed by collapsing lava tubes from Mt. Mazama. Nice trees, interpretive signs, and a raging river that creates a nice cool breeze is worth a quick stop.

Make sure you get the map at the ranger station to make this hike more interesting. The path was very thin in places, which can make it harder to walk with younger kids.

Great hike! So beautiful and not crowded! The views of the taller peaks and valleys from the top are excellent.

Beautiful paved trail, great for kids and novice hikers. Dog friendly. Parking lot at the trail head with restrooms, but no sinks. The paved part of the trail ends after the natural bridge overlook, but remains easy and beautiful.

the directions for this are terrible through all trails. it's easier to reach trail 1034 to woodruff bridge from the natural bridge hike. start out at the natural bridge scenic area parking lot. start out on the trail head for scenic, and shortly on the left you will see a wooden sign/ trail marker for woodruff bridge trail 1034. taking this trail will take you to knob falls. then you can swing back and go on a very short hike to see the natural bridge lava the formation.
the directions listed by all trails takes you down a much more complex trail which I found out was blocked by downed trees.

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