Takelma Gorge

EASY 18 reviews

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 trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

river

waterfall

blowdown

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

We started this hike at Woodruff Bridge which made it a 4 mile out and back hike which was just right for the first hike of the season! Parts of the trail are slightly covered by overgrown plants but besides that it was a very enjoyable easy hike. Any skill level could do this hike, there's a very slight elevation change and there are a couple of spots next to the river to break and/or take pics! The Gorge is absolutely beautiful and you can hear it from about a half mile away. You can continue to the left side and climb down on the boulders to get closer to the edge. Very cool hike, would do it again for sure! Make sure you bring bug spray!!!

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6 months ago

gorgeous

10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Fun trail, Gorge is about 2 miles in. I am sure we will be back to see some more of it.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Easy trail to hike. The fall colors and waterfalls are beautiful.

hiking
Sunday, November 08, 2015

trail running
Saturday, October 24, 2015

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.

hiking
Monday, July 27, 2015

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!

hiking
Sunday, July 19, 2015

hiking
Sunday, July 19, 2015

hiking
Saturday, March 07, 2015

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.

hiking
Saturday, October 12, 2013

hiking
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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.

hiking
Sunday, August 29, 2010

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.