Explore the most popular walking trails in Siskiyou 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.

Great hike. Path a little confusing at times but worth it. Beautiful views of river and falls. Would wear hiking boots instead of sneakers next time.

6 days ago

Took Kid 2 on this trail. 11 year old had no trouble and it was a nice short walk. We took took our time and talked about we saw, so it was about 25 minutes. This is easily a 10 minutes walk in and out.
It is a bit soft and a bit muddy in places right now. Totally passable with no problem, though.
Knee warning, it is all uphill on the way in so those looking for a short walk with bad knees should pass.

hiking
6 days ago

I've hiked this a few times and its a great one!

hiking
15 days ago

Snow covered some of the trail but it was a beautiful hike. We were the only two the whole time so it was nice to have the solitude. Some trees are across the path also but easy to climb over or under. It was a great hike.

hiking
16 days ago

New favorite hike near Grants Pass. Easy to find, lots of views. A must do :)

I hiked this trail with my kids recently and in our opinion, it wasn't the most interesting trail in the area. We much prefer the Little Falls Loop and the Boardwalk Interpretive trail. If you want to see more of the boardwalk and the Jeffrey pine trails, here is a link to our YouTube video in which we document our hikes. :) https://youtu.be/lPJ7wtx5iG0

Beautiful. Rocky paths with random waterfalls crossing the trail. Shaded the entire way. The falls are more of a drop in the river and less fall but a nice spot to have a snack and sit down. Hike is between easy and moderate. If your kids are hikers and know how to be safe, this trail is fine but if they’re they type of kids that don’t understand potential dangers, I would say skip this trail. There are a couple of drop offs but enough room to be safe as long as you’re paying attention. I wasn’t scared at all but I could see where some people could be.

hiking
1 month ago

This is nice, but not what I was expecting. You hike to a rapid in the river, not “falls”. Lots of rocks with no trail at times. Still better than being indoors. Hiked this in December.

walking
1 month ago

Nice little walk along the river...but I would NOT recommend going out of your way to see.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was gorgeous! the views of the river were great and we even saw a river otter!

however, from the trail head to the falls and back was 4.9 miles and not kid friendly.

great hike with awesome views! Just lots of rocks and steep drop offs..leave the kids behind for this one!

Amazing hike today. Rained making it a little slick in spots but still beautiful. Recommend this hike.

hiking
3 months ago

I love this trail. It's beautiful, just the right amount of different exertions and it's out where there is no cell service. there's little swimming holes along the way and fishing spots as well. I love being able to get out and away from the craziness of town. there's a second trail opposite side of the river that's a bit easier, more for taking the kiddos on. it's a beautiful hike all year long.

Favorite hike so far in proximity to Medford. Beautiful views and no road noise so you can enjoy the nature in its entirety. Lots of little waterfalls on the way. And views of the river bending back and forth with trees in the background. Mostly shaded if coming from the south trailhead. It is pretty rocky and narrow like everyone else said. Kinda scary since I’m afraid of heights and the rocks are mostly damp, although not super slick. I’m surprised little kids go on this hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Just a bit muddy in the winter months but very beautiful.

Beautiful! all the way!

took my two year old. it was a fun hike but definitely not more than 2 miles.

I would do this hike again but with no kids. The pictures didn’t do justice on how close you come to the edge of a drop off. We didn’t finish the hike due to how dangerous it became for the kids. ( we brought 5 kids under the age of 6. ) let’s just say I was completely uptight and uneasy the whole time. However if you are going with a young teen or adult it’s perfect. Very beautiful

Beautiful!

It was an awesome adventure. the snow made driving to the lake a challenge. I drove my all wheel drive Subaru, and 3 of my friends through 8 miles of untracked snow. we had to stop 1 mile before the lake the snow had gotten to deep, and the slope of the road kept pulling my car to the edge. after a fairly easy mile hike, we got to the lake where we were greeted by amazing views of the mountains above and the snow covered trees. however that was not the highlight of the trip. the lake was frozen! the trail to the lookout had to deep of snow for us, and we did not bring any snow shoes. So instead we walked across the frozen lake and watched the sunset over the cloudy snow covered peaks. --overall extremely beautiful, and fun hike. HOWEVER I would not go alone. be safe and be smart.

Mostly Shaded all year round. Some people are expecting the word Falls to live up to its name. There is no Water fall at the end if this hike. it is more like a Gorge, especially when water levels are high. It is neat to watch rafters navigate through as well as Large Salmon Jumping. Young kids should be watched closely on some sections where the trail narrows and edge is steep. This is a great day hike.

hiking
5 months ago

This is definitely a moderate trail. Lots of rock formations to go over and through. Some water to walk through at times, but easy enough to get through. Beautiful views and the waterfall was breathtaking! Worth the strenuous hike at times.

Such an interesting landscape. Short hike, but lots to look at and listen to. Took a few tries to find it, now can't stay away.

Beautiful day to be outside! The trail is well maintained and absolutely gorgeous!

Great trail!

Beautiful fall views.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice river trail, fairly rugged and rocky trail surface
Cool view of Grave creek/Rogue confluence from the bridge at trailhead

on Elk Creek Falls Trail

hiking
7 months ago

Short and sweet hike! This was one of our stops along the way to the hanging rock hike. The forest is beautiful and you get to the waterfall in no time on this one. It's quite easy to go off the beaten path at the end to explore the waterfall closer too.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful day and beautiful trail. Lots of hikers out with dogs. The falls are beautiful but you need to stand in the right spot to see the salmon.

Great day hike. Well maintained and easy to follow. You have a view of the river the whole time. Had a great time with two dogs. Saw lots of rafters on the river and a couple other hikers along the way.

we really liked this trail. 2 adults and an 8 year old. we are glad we didn't bring our puppy though. Too Rocky to have to hold a pulling leash the whole time.

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