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Lower Rogue River

(to Painted Rock Creek)
6.2 miles round-trip
500 feet elevation gain

Difficult (entire trail)
11.7 miles one way
900 feet elevation gain 

Left: Copper Canyon.
Below right: Trail sign.
Below left: The general store in Agness.

Far less crowded than the famous wilderness portion of the Rogue River Trail (Hike #85), this path traces a milder portion of the rugged river canyon. The trail contours along a forested slope above the river, dipping to a gravelly beach at Big Eddy and climbing to a clifftop viewpoint at Copper Canyon. Along the way the path bridges a dozen side creeks and passes half a dozen private cabins.

The most interesting day hike begins ...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.

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