Special Places


Rough and Ready Botanical Wayside


The Rough and Ready Botanical Wayside is co-managed by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management's Medford District, and the State of Oregon. The botanical wayside includes a 19-acre Oregon State Park, a 1,164-acre BLM Area of Critical Enviromental Concern, anda  1,560-acre Forest Service Botanical Area. Full of the botanical and geologic wonders of the area, it's a place worth venturing to!


Glendale-Powers Bicycle Recreation Area

Coquille Falls

The Glendale-Powers Bicycle Recreation Area offers the opportunity to bicyle through the ancient forests on the west side of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, along the beautiful Coquille River! Escape into a aworld of pristine beauty as you pass through wildflower-filled meadows, ride along clean, clear waters, and enjoy the majesty of the towering trees. Every turn of the road reveals all manner of big and small wildlife, including elk, bobcat, quail, and trout!


Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway

Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway

A Wild and Scenic river, lush cranberry bogs, towering basalt sea stacks and vast ocean views await riders on the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway. Designated in 2015, this Scenic Bikeway is one of the most incredible ways to experience the rugged beauty of the scenic Oregon coastline and the lush inland forests! The 60-mile ride is anchored in the quaint fishing hamlet of Port Orford, the oldest town on the Oregon coast.

Rogue River National Recreation Trail

Rogue River

The Rogue River National Recreation Trail, stretches 40 miles between Grave Creek and Big Bend. it offers some of southwestern Oregon’s most amazing landscapes and rewarding hiking experiences. The trail traverses the wild section of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River along its entire length.

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Rogue River Trail Brochure Rogue River Trail Map



A uniquely American idea, wilderness is part of our country's heritage, and is passed on as a legacy to our children. Firmly attached to the American past, the legacy that is wilderness will remain indispensable to the American future.Within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest there are eight wilderness areas. These areas are part of the 107 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, important habitats for diverse wildlife, as well as diverse and challenging recreational activities within the realm of solitude.

Sky Lakes Wilderness View from Mt Bolivar Kalmiopsis leachiana Plant - Photo by Lee Webb Grassy Knob Wilderness

Sky Lakes

Wild Rogue


Grassy Knob

Rogue Umqua Divide Wilderness Red Buttes Wilderness Copper Salmon Wilderness Siskiyou Wilderness

Rogue-Umpqua Divide

Red Buttes

Copper Salmon


Highlighted Areas

Ashland Watershed Trails

The 15,000+ acre Ashland Municipal Watershed is home to more than 45 miles of multi-use trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians, and is an international destination for the unique beauty and diversity of the forests and Siskiyou Mountains.

Trails are marked according to user group appropriate, and some trails are also directional in nature (e.g. bikers only riding uphill).

This watershed houses the source of Ashland's drinking water, so we ask that you recreate responsibly! 

  • Honor trail designations. Remember: Bikes yield to Pedestrians, and everyone yields to Equestrians!
  • Protect the wildlife that call this watershed home.
  • Pack out all of your waste—Leave No Trace!
  • Camping and campfires are prohibited in the watershed 365 days a year.

Partner organizations who us help maintain, manage, and promote this trail system include: