Rogue Gorge Interpretive Trail

Area Status: Open

Spectacular views of the Upper Rogue Wild and Scenic River cascading through a constricted channel of basalt lava. The gorge was formed by the erosive action of the river. The gorge area also offers an interesting display of pothole formations. These smooth depressions were sculpted into solid rock by the continuous spinning of small rocks churned by the swift river currents. They are especially obvious in a section of dry riverbed above the gorge. This paved trail is barrier free with benches along the way.

At a Glance

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

General Information

General Notes:

From Prospect, OR, travel 10 miles north on Highway 62.


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
0.5 miles

  Elevation : 
3,760 feet