Explore the most popular river 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.

12 days ago

start at river bridge entrance, the abbot rd entrance is completely overgrown after .25mile mark. Unless youre bringing a machete or battleaxe forget it, you'll be fighting Ents on your way to Isengard.

the natural bridge trail is cool, around 2 miles you can hike out on a horn right above a waterfall for sweet pics and spot for a beer.

1 month ago

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.



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.

4 months ago

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

5 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
5 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.

6 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.

7 months ago

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

The two waterfalls were beautiful, but a fire has burned through the last mile or so to Rough Rider falls resulting in tons of downed trees. Big trees! Constantly climbing over huge logs, squatting under them, or re-routing to get around them. Reached the final fall tired, frustrated, and muddy.

9 months ago

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

11 months ago

We started this hike at Woodruff Bridge which made it a 4 mile out and back hike which was just right for the first hike of the season! Parts of the trail are slightly covered by overgrown plants but besides that it was a very enjoyable easy hike. Any skill level could do this hike, there's a very slight elevation change and there are a couple of spots next to the river to break and/or take pics! The Gorge is absolutely beautiful and you can hear it from about a half mile away. You can continue to the left side and climb down on the boulders to get closer to the edge. Very cool hike, would do it again for sure! Make sure you bring bug spray!!!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nice little stop if you are heading to crater lake NP. Kids/dog friendly.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Gorgeous scenery. This is an easy walk and enjoyable with the dogs. The view of the gorge is beautiful.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Fun trail, Gorge is about 2 miles in. I am sure we will be back to see some more of it.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Incredibly easy. The gorge is beautiful, we walked around for a couple of minutes with the other curious tourists.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Easy trail to hike. The fall colors and waterfalls are beautiful.

trail running
Saturday, October 24, 2015

absolutely love this gorgeous hike. seems like a great little secret! if you havent read up about the name Takelma, you should!

Correct me if im wrong, yet ive read it is named after the Takelma natives. they were a fierce tribe that lived along the Rogue. they would travel down to the valley and Grants Pass area to pillage and steal from them. Takelma means lives by water or kills by water. eek! it is marvelous to walk along this trail and imagine such fierce people living amongst such a beautiful forest.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

this was a great trail. very easy my 5 year old did it with ease. very beautiful.

Monday, July 27, 2015

If you're doing the point-to-point, you will be dealing with spots of missing trail near the river, thanks to erosion. There are a couple of downed trees to traverse, as well. The trail hasn't seen any summer maintenance as of this hike. Beautiful scenery within the Gorge area--worth the time!

Saturday, March 07, 2015

A beautiful and easy hike although as of March 2015 there are two areas where the trail crumbled into the river. Thankfully it wasn't hard to skirt around it because the forest brush wasn't too dense. A few logs blocking the trail but nothing you can't climb over or under. I immagine it will be cleaned up by this summer. I can't wait to get back to this spot! The moss is enchanting in spring and there is a beautiful sandy beach at the beginning that makes a great picnic spot.

Friday, January 09, 2015

The trail is easy and a good length for a full day in the woods! The natural bridge is amazing especial being able to see it up close and learn about the lava tubes etc...

Friday, January 24, 2014

Nice views not really much of a hike but a good easy stroll to stretch legs while driving.

Monday, December 02, 2013

One of my favorite places to go. So beautiful and easy accessories

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This hike is actually located in Union Creek, Or along Hwy 62 toward Crater Lake. The trail intertwines with a segment of the Upper Rogue River Trail. The Gorge is a popular tourist spot and the views are spectacular. This is a pretty easy hike and great for the family.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Very pretty hike and worth the trip. Most of the trail is good, some rocky sections and one steep switch back. Otherwise relatively easy and flat would actually make a good running trail. Great for dogs and children. Most of the trail is in the trees so theres lots of shade. Great views of the gorge itself and many scenic river shots. Its an out and back trail, I think its longer than its listed as being but not sure. NOTE its actually near Prospect oregon not Myrtle creek as listed in the description. Very easy to get to from Prospect.

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