Rogue River Wild and Scenic Rafting Trip

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Rogue River Wild and Scenic Rafting Trip is a 34.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Merlin, Oregon that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and whitewater kayaking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
34.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

nature trips

paddle sports

river

This is one of the best rafting trips in the lower 48 States. This is the official "Wild & Scenic" portion of the Rogue River between Grave Creek and Foster Bar. It has a bunch of Class II and III rapids along the length, a Class IV in Mule Creek Canyon and a Class V right off the bat just down from the put in called Rainee Falls. Some Boaters take 3-4 days to do this section but it is possible as an overnight at the Rogue River Ranch campsite. You'll see a lot of wildlife including black bears and have a ton of fun in the rapids.

backpacking
9 days ago

Such a beautiful hike! With the river always close there were so many awesome views. We hiked just over 10 miles the first days and it was constantly up and down with a lot of loose rock. We did an out and back because it was our first backpacking trip. The trail was well maintained and had great signage. Definitely recommend the Rogue River trail!

hiking
Friday, June 09, 2017

Beautiful moderate hike on ledges above the Rogue River. The trail varies from well worn path to very rocky and a challenge for the ankles. Trail crosses several small streams coming down the slopes and it occasionally goes down to the river bank.

Plenty of poison oak to watch out for, other hikers mentioned seeing snakes, we did not.