Takelma Gorge is a 7.4 mile out and back trail located near Prospect, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Fun trail, Gorge is about 2 miles in. I am sure we will be back to see some more of it.
Easy trail to hike. The fall colors and waterfalls are beautiful.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.