Panther Ridge Trail #1253


Trail follows an old Native American travel corridor. Most of the trail follows Panther Ridge from Bald Knob to Buck Point. Approximately 95% of this trail is within the Wild Rogue Wilderness, and is closed to any kind of motorized vehicles or equipment. The trail has no water, so hikers should carry enough water along with them. Most of the trail travels under magnificent stands of old-growth timber and through rhododendron and scrub oak undergrowth.

While there are many scenic parts to the trail, some deserve particular note:

  • Panther Camp Meadow, which is located on a side trail about halfway along Panther Ridge
  • Hanging Rock, a high outcrop at the extreme eastern end of Panther Ridge. From Hanging Rock, you have a breathtaking view into Eden Valley, and far away into the Rogue Wild and Scenic River canyon. But watch your step - the giant boulder which is Hanging Rock is situated on a sheer cliff, high above the trees below.

At a Glance

Open Season: Year Round - Access limited late Fall-Spring
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns:
  • Powers, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Gold Beach Ranger District

General Information


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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
10.8 miles

  Elevation : 
2,800 feet - 3,300 feet range