Upper Rogue River Trail #1034 - Hamaker

Area Status: Open

Ten miles of trail follow this meandering section of the Upper Rogue River as it winds through marshy meadows and carves channels in buff-colored pumice.

This section of the river trail begins on Forest Road 900, across from Hamaker Campground (area is unavailable). The trail heads away from the river through a stand of white fir and western white pine. It joins the river 2 miles later near the confluence of Muir Creek and the Upper Rogue River.

The trail continues south through grassy meadows with alder thickets and huckleberry bushes bordering the marshy river channel. After crossing Hurryon Creek, the grade fluctuates as the trail crosses a series of pumice banks before reaching the riverbank again near Highway Falls. The river pours over a short section of rapids, then turns sharply south to parallel Highway 230.

Beyond Highway Falls, the trail climbs to the top of a pumice cliff and offers a dramatic view of the river, finding its way through a maze of logjams far below. The trail descends with a series of switchbacks to the riverbank, following it closely through a secluded stand of mature forest. After crossing National Creek on a foot log, the trail climbs to Forest Road 6530, crosses the river on the road bridge embankment to continue south along the west bank. The last 0.5 mile of trail climbs along the pumice road cut overlooking the highway and drops through a series of switchbacks to the Foster Creek Trailhead.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail has not been cleared yet in 2022
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, follow Highway 62 northeast until you reach the junction with Highway 230. Travel north on Highway 230 for approximately 14 miles until you reach the 6530 road. Turn right and follow this road until you reach Forest Road 900. Trail begins east of Hamaker Campground (area is unavailable).

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


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
10.0 miles

  Elevation : 
5,200 feet