Easy, beautiful! I recommend springtime to avoid major heat off the rock canyons and bring water purification. plan on three to four days to enjoy it and I always recommend a car waiting at the other side or pay a raft shuttle company to give you a lift.
was a great trail and experience! don't be fooled tho... this trail has some tough areas that are narrow and a bit sketchy. but well worth the trip! We started at graves creek and hiked thru to foster bar June 2016. lots of poison oak so take tencu plus tick and mosquito repellent.
Machelle W. on Rogue River Trail
I only did part of the trail with my family due to this being our first backpacking trip, but it's definitely one I'd love to complete in the future.
Bryan H. on Rogue River Trail
First time on the trail and I had a blast. The views are breath taking. It rained on and off on Thursday, but not much. I was able to take refuge in a Lodge. I was so upset that all the lodges don't officially open until May 1st. So no hot food of even a cold beer.
I highly recommend this to anyone.
Woods W. on Rogue River Trail
Great trail. Important to keep an eye out for bears or other big animals. They love our food scraps! Moderate trail unless your going in the summer time. Bring sunscreen and make sure you have plenty of water. There was a lot of traffic as well. Lots of day packers and trail runners. We went from Graves Creeks to Foster bar so the sun was at our back
Loved this hike! We took our 10 yr old dog and he did great as well. We all had a little bit of a hard time when it turns to the canyon (where you are basically walking on the edge of the mountain and following the river). We did not calculate the length properly and it was a hot day so we got wore out, but still made it with smiles on our faces. The reward was camping in the field at the ranch. We had a great time the whole time and made a couple new friends by some bad luck at the very end of the trip. We left our truck at Graves Creek and after our 5 day trip someone had stolen the battery. So Please be careful and don't leave anything of value in your car. Luckily we didn't have anything they wanted other than our battery and another couples. We had an old truck and our new friends had a newer Subaru. It was disappointing but since we weren't alone in the unfortunate moment it wasn't so bad. Everyone around was pretty helpful and obviously we made it out alive. But not what you want to discover after a 5 day backpacking trip. Loved it regarless!
Enjoyed the trail and the river. The trail does leave the river quite often. Lots of fun swimming and fishing.Some nice jump rocks with deep water. Beautiful gorges. Very few mosquitoes in September. Took 4 days and 5 nights to complete Graves Creek to Foster Bar. At Graves Creek there are no signs indicating a trail head until you hike 50 yards up the trail at the far end of the parking lot. Took Dozer (my rottweiler) and he had a blast. He only barked at one animal in the middle of the night. whatever it was, It backed off. Hang your food overnight. Saw one black bear. Our 8 mile days worked great. Picked up a small amount of trash. The rafters have more fun on this river. I was a little envious. I am going to raft it next time.