Recreation

Find Your Hidden Rogue!

Recreational opportunities abound on the RRSNF: white water kayaking and rafting, wilderness exploration, lake and stream fishing, snowmobiling... Hundreds of miles of trails welcome users of all types and abilities:  those on horses, bicycles, motorcycles, skis, and foot will all find their adventure on the RRSNF!

Come explore, discover your hidden, inner rogue, and get outdoors!

 

Recreation Opportunity Guides:Online!

These printable guides include trail and site information, as well as driving directions and full-color maps! Click below for more information!

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Accessible Adventures on the RRSNFSpotlight: Go There! Accessible Recreation on the Rogue River Siskiyou NF

The RRSNF has two sites that are wheelchair-accessible: Ludlum House and Packers Cabin, both of which are located on the Gold Beach Ranger District! In this acclaimed video series, you can join John Williams from Wheelchair Destinations as he takes you to these two sites, and highlights all that they have to offer for everyone!

Recreation Map A map showing recreation areas.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Chimney Camp Trail #1279 Closed to Visitor 10/17/2014: Chimney Camp Trail Temporarily Closed Due to Discovery of Sudden Oak Death Disease in Wheeler Creek Area. The trail closure has been extended through September 30, 2015 to allow for essential monitoring for the ramorum pathogen and additional diseased trees prior to reopening the trail. Contact Gold Beach Ranger District for more information (541) 247 3600.
Collier Bar Trail #1182    05/25/2013: Poor - No longer passable.
Dutchy Creek Trail #1146    05/25/2013: Last 1.5 miles of trail, close to Silver Creek, is blocked by heavy brush and debris.
Emily Cabin Trail #1129    08/2016: This trail, from the intersection with Trail #1131 to Emily Cabin, was reported as being brushed over and completely impassable. Falling snags, as a result of the 2002 Biscuit Fire, continue to be a hazard for visitors, especially as winds increase or weather changes.
Fall Creek Trail #1221    05/25/2013: Fair
Fall Creek Trailhead    05/28/2013: Fair
Fehley Gulch Trail #1231    2016 field reports indicate that this trail is difficult to follow and is need of maintenance.
Florence Tie Trail #1219B    05/25/2013: Poor - No longer visible or passable.
Florence Way Trail #1219A    05/25/2013: Poor - Heavy downfall and brush.
Gold Beach Ranger District     Visitors to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness should be advised that trail conditions may vary, depending on the level of maintenance performed in the years after the 2002 Biscuit Fire. Due to the large scale of this fire, and the rugged and remote conditions in the Kalmiopsis, trail work, while ongoing, has not been performed on all the trails within the fire perimeter. Visitors may find downed trees across the trail, dense vegetation where shrubs have grown in after the fire, and unmarked trail junctions in some places. Please check with the Gold Beach or Wild Rivers Ranger Districts before your visit for trail conditions. Additionally, you can visit the Siskiyou Mountain Club's page, a local group who performs much of our trail maintenance in wilderness areas.
High Cascades Ranger District    The winter of 2015-2016 resulted in a large number of areas of windfall on the High Cascades Ranger District; many trails have been reported as having trees across them. Trails are being cleared as crews can get to them, but this is a long process due to the large number of trees and the incredibly lengths of trails impacted by this windfall. Please report areas where trails are impassable when you find them!
Illinois River Trail #1161    05/2016: Trail was cleared in 2015 by Siskiyou Mountain Club and Northwest Youth Corp crews, but wind events and winter weather often result in new blowdown of standing, dead snags. Hike with caution, and expect to encounter downed trees in the early season.
Japanese Bombing Site Trail #1118 Open to Visitor
Kalmiopsis Rim Trail #1124 Closed to Visitor 7/20/17: Temporarily closed for public safety due to activity within the Chetco Bar Fire.
Kalmiopsis Rim Trailhead Closed to Visitor  7/20/17: Trail is temporarily closed for public safety due to ongoing activity within the Chetco Bar Fire.
Kalmiopsis Wilderness    Alert: The nearly 500,000 acre Biscuit Fire of 2002 included the entire wilderness area. The impact from the fire includes added challenges, such as large numbers of downed trees, missing trail signs in areas, holes and loose rock on the trails. Wilderness users should recognize the need for increased safety awareness when traveling and camping.
Little Chetco Trail #1121    05/25/2013: Fair to Little Chetco River.  Not passable / visible west of Little Chetco River crossing.
North Fork Smith River Trail #1233    This trail is located in the Biscuit Fire area that burned in the year 2002. Trail repairs have been made but caution is advised.
Pearsoll Peak Lookout Trail #1125 Closed to Visitor  7/20/17: Trail is temporarily closed for public safety due to ongoing activity within the Chetco Bar Fire.
Powers Ranger District   
Rogue River National Recreation Trail #1160   
Sanger Creek Trail #1271    05/25/2013: Poor - Brushy with downfall. Alert: This trail is overgrown and mostly impassible. There are no plans or funding for future clearing at this time.
Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District   
Steve's Fork Trail #905 Closed to Visitor
Steve's Fork Trailhead Closed to Visitor
Tincup Creek Trail #1117C Closed to Visitor  7/20/17: Trail is temporarily closed for public safety due to ongoing activity within the Chetco Bar Fire.
Tincup Trail #1117 Closed to Visitor  7/20/17: Trail is currently closed for public safety due to ongoing activity within the Chetco Bar Fire.
Tincup Trailhead Closed to Visitor  7/20/17: Trail is temporarily closed for public safety due to ongoing activity within the Chetco Bar Fire.
Upper Chetco Trail #1102 Closed to Visitor 07/07/2015: Passable
Wild Rivers Ranger District   
Areas & Activities