Upper Rogue River Trail #1034 - Woodruff Bridge

Area Status: Open

The wild raging character of the Upper Rogue River passing through Takelma Gorge is a key attraction on this section of the Upper Rogue River Trail.

Beginning from the Woodruff Bridge Picnic Area on Forest Road 68, the trail heads downstream past a scarred, eroded pumice slope on the opposite bank. Alder, vine maple, cow parsnip, and horsetail line the river until it reaches the dark-colored lava cliffs of Takelma Gorge, 1.5 miles south. Here the river drops through a series of rapids and turns sharply to enter the gorge itself. The narrow channel continues for 0.5 mile. This section of trail has a rocky tread with a few steeper grades.

Below Takelma Gorge, the river widens and flows calmly past the Union Rogue Baptist Church Camp, while the trail returns to pumice flats along the river. Raptors, such as the shy goshawk, can be seen on this section of the river. The trail ends at the River Bridge Campground on Forest Road 6210.

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

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


From Prospect, OR, drive north on Highway 62 until you reach the Woodruff Bridge Picnic Area. You will see the trailhead.


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
4.6 miles

  Elevation : 
2,700 feet