Illinois River Beaches

(Kerby Flat and Star Flat)
4.3-mile loop
560 feet elevation gain
Open all year

Easy (3 other beaches)
3 miles round trip
890 feet elevation gain 

Left: Suspension footbridge at McCaleb Ranch.

When summer heat sears Southern Oregon, many people flee here, to the sandy beaches, swimmable green pools, and shady trails of the Illinois River. This dramatic canyon has other attractions as well—weird bogs, whitewater falls, and a spectacular suspension footbridge.

To drive here ...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.