Upper Rogue River
- 2.8 mile round-trip
- 720 feet elevation gain
Formed from the legacy of a volcano's lava flow several million years ago, the trails to the top of both Upper and Lower Table Rock are an easy hike. From the rim of both mesas are views of the entire Rogue Valley.
- 5.2 mile round-trip
- 780 feet elevation gain
Nearly twice as long a trek as Upper Table Rock, this trail is the more popular of the two. Best time to hike is spring, before the hot summer arrives in July.
- Easy to difficult, depending on length of hike
- 5 miles to the Grotto, round-trip; 10 miles to the north shore, one-way; 19 miles to circle entire lake shore
- Minimal elevation gain, less than 400 feet
Beautiful hike for wildflower and bird-life viewing. Busy place with a lot of activity because of fishing, boating and camping recreation at the lake.
- 3.3 miles to the gorge, round-trip; 4.5 miles to River Bridge, one-way
- Minimal elevation loss, no elevation gain on way in
- Open March to December
Deep lava-formed gorge that provides a beautiful hike along the Upper Rogue River Trail.
- 2.5 mile loop to Natural Bridge and back; another mile or so to reach Rogue Gorge
- Minimal elevation gain of a couple hundred feet
- Open mid-March through November
This is a very popular easy hike that gives you a great view of the Rogue River as it disappears into an underground lava tunnel nearly 300 feet long, then bursts out from the tunnel's natural bridge on its way to the Rogue Gorge.
- Just under 1 mile round-trip
- Less than 150 feet elevation difference along the entire hike
- Open mid-April through November
Very short easy hike to a gorgeous frothy cascade.
- Nearly 9 miles round-trip
- 1500 feet elevation gain
- Open mid-June to mid-November
Beautiful 40-foot waterfall and several smaller cascades along the way.
- Easy to Moderate
- Half mile round-trip short hike; 8-mile round-trip long hike
- 100 feet elevation difference during entire hike
- Open April through November
Start at Union Creek general store and take either a quarter-mile short hike or a longer 4-mile stream path to the falls.
- Easy first half-mile; moderate remaining three miles
- 1 mile round-trip to lookout tower; 5 miles round trip to Cripple Camp shelter
- 800 feet elevation change
- Open July through October
The lookout tower has a windowed view of Mt. Shasta, while the huge firs at Cripple Camp shelter will feel as though they tower upward forever.
- Moderate to Abbott Butte; difficult to Elephant Head Pond
- 7 mile round-trip to Abbott Butte; 10 mile round-trip to Elephant Head Pond
- Nearly 2000 feet elevation gain
- Open July through October
A very peaceful hike where you are unlikely to see other hikers. Abbott Butte offers views from an abandoned lookout tower.
- Easy first 1.5 miles, then moderate the next 4 and a half miles
- 3 mile round-trip to No Name Falls; 8 mile round-trip to Rough Rider Falls
- 700 feet elevation gain
- Open mid-May to mid-November
40 foot and 50 foot waterfalls roar through the forest on this beautiful path along the Rogue River.