Lower Rogue River Trail #1168


NOTE: The Lower Rogue River Trail is undergoing some much needed restoration work during the 2018 season. Don't worry, though--it's still open while we work on it! Thank you for your patience!

The trail offers a scenic trek through one of Oregon's majestic rain forests. Wildlife is abundant, and possible animal sightings include, black bear, deer, and raccoons. The grade is gentle along most of the trail, with a few moderate slopes. The trail crosses a series of creeks, including a scenic waterfall at Auberry Creek. It also goes through Adams Prairie, site of an old Curry County homestead and school. Vegetation along the trail is rich and varied. Old-growth Douglas-fir over 500 years old can be seen, as well as dozens of varieties of wildflowers. The intermittent creeks crossing the trail offer a refreshing break and interesting views.

There is some poison oak, so hikers should be careful. Horses are permitted, but NOT recommended due to safety reasons; the trail has many narrow, rocky bluffs.

At a Glance

Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns:
  • Gold Beach, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Gold Beach Ranger District

General Information


Use Lower Rogue River Trailhead-West or Lower Rogue River Trailhead-East

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



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  Area/Length : 
12.8 miles

  Elevation : 
300 feet