Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness: Umpqua

Area Status: Open
Rogue River & Umpqua NF-Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.

The 35,701 acre Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness is located in southwest Oregon, ten miles west of Crater Lake National Park. Elevations range from 3000 to 6800 feet along the divide between the Rogue and Umpqua Rivers. Geologic history has created many unique volcanic and sedimentary rock outcrops. Dense conifer forest gives way to a mosaic of big trees and sub-alpine meadows in the higher elevations.

Meadow wildflowers are abundant in summer and diverse plant communities provide habitat for everything from hummingbirds to black bears. Water is abundant in streams and a handful of lakes. About 100 miles of trails access the area, providing loop opportunities and ridgetop vistas. Nearly all trails in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide pass through sub-alpine meadows. For those who want to experience large old-growth forests, Acker Divide Trail #1437 and Cripple Camp Trail #1435 have these qualities.

Snow accumulations are transitory below 4000 feet and the entire area is usually snow free by mid-July.


At a Glance

Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Roseburg, OR; Tiller, OR; Idleyld Park, OR; Prospect, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information

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Topo maps

Abbott Butte, Buckeye Lake, Fish Creek Desert, Fish Mountain, Hamaker Butte, Union Creek. Download free U.S. Forest Service Topo maps.

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Trailheads/Trails that access Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness

See Also

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness information


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  Elevation : 
3000 - 6800