Rebel Rock Trail

HARD 8 reviews
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Rebel Rock Trail is a 10.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Oakridge, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.1 miles
3,543 feet

dogs on leash


nature trips

trail running




Directions from Blue River: Travel 4 miles east on Hwy. #126 and turn right onto Rd. 19 (Aufderheide Forest Drive.) Continue on for 14.5 miles and the trailhead will be on the left.

14 days ago

attempted the Creek trail, but due to excessive burn out from the summer before, we probably only got .5 mile in. The Creek is pretty, though, and worth the stop if you come up FR19 from the south. It is still blocked from the north due to a rock slide at Cougar Reservoir.

8 months ago

The fire lookout has apparently burned down in the fires of August 2017 so sad

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Planned an overnight near the lookout, but the trail has been reclaimed by wilderness at about mile 5. The trail was in fairly excellent shape until then. We came from the north side and did not reach the lookout or any views, though we came very close. Quite frustrating. Might try again from the south side of the loop...

Abundant downed trees and thick undergrowth were too difficult to pass through with an overnight pack. Adventurous dayhikers starting early may be able to find their way, but should be prepared for really gnarly terrain and scant evidence of trail near the top.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I went counter clockwise - out the Rebel Rock Trail and back along Rebel Creek. Those first four miles were pretty unrelenting, but wanted to get all the climbing out of the way in the shortest distance possible. Great views at the top of Rebel Rock, Pyramid Mtn. and the surrounding area, but the trail could use some maintenance -mostly miles 4 to 6. Couple of nice streams feeding into Rebel Creek to soak your feet in on the way back in.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

I did this one as a loop starting on trail 3323 by Rebel creek and around to 3324 by Trail creek, clockwise.

As the first reviewer notes the trail can become sparse in sections, however it was still easy enough to follow when I was there in 2012. It was a cloudy weekend when I was there but there still was much to see and explore. The trail climbs steeply in sections and can have a secluded feeling. The lookout is in bad shape and worsening.

Here is a link to a video I shot highlighting the lookout and its condition.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The hike was quite a challenge for me. At the bottom the trail is level, well maintained, there is a creek running through with log bridges stretch across them. After a mile or two, as you elevation, there are many switchbacks. But the trail is still nice and every once in a while, you come back to a creek again. Toward the top, you run in to a lot of loose soil, big holes and roots and the trail was overrun by tall plants, making it hard to see. we never made it to the lookout tower because it was getting dark and we didn't want to risk walking back down through the plants and holes and dirt in the dark . But all around the view was lovely.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday, June 26, 2016