South Fork Rogue River

Moderate (upper portion) 6 miles one way 450 feet elevation gain Open May through November Moderate (lower portion) 6.8 miles one way 550 feet elevation loss

Left: The South Fork Rogue River.

A well-built trail follows the brawling, bouldery South Fork Rogue River more than 12 miles through old-growth woods. There are three trailheads. If you can arrange a shuttle, it’s fun to start at the middle trailhead and hike one-way for 6 miles to one of the trail’s ends. If you don’t have a shuttle, start in the middle anyway. You’ll find good turnaround points for short hikes in either direction.

To drive to the central trailhead on Road ...

Other Hiking Options

A much rockier, steeper portion of the South Fork Trail begins at...

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

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