Upper Rogue River Trail #1034 - River Bridge

Area Status: Open

This section of the Upper Rogue River Trail parallels a quiet stretch of Upper Rogue River and ends at a small diversion reservoir 1 mile south of the forest boundary. This reservoir joins with waters from the South Fork of the Rogue and are diverted through two wooden penstocks (pipes) to a hydroelectric power plant.

The trail begins at River Bridge Campground, located 1 mile west of Highway 62 on Forest Road 6210, and heads down river along the east bank. The trail crosses a brushy, sandy beach piled with driftwood and enters a stand of tall sugar pine, which has carpeted the forest floor with its needles and cones. Occasional views of the river occur where the trail nears the edge of 20-foot bluffs bordering the river channel.

The last 4 miles of trail leave the river and wind through a stand of younger trees. The backwaters of the reservoir are visible as the trail returns to the riverbank. It then joins and follows an old road to the picnic area at the edge of the reservoir. A 0.5 mile access road connects to Highway 62 from the dam, marking the end of the Upper Rogue River Trail.

At a Glance

Fees: No
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Light
Closest Towns:
  • Prospect, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: High Cascades Ranger District

General Information


From Prospect, OR, travel about 4 miles on Highway 62. Turn Left on Forest Road 6210 and continue about 1 mile to campground.

General Notes:
  • Trail is not designed for: pack and saddle, mountain bike, motorized bike, ATV, 4-wheel drive, barrier free


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
6.5 miles