Illinois River Beaches

Suspension footbridge at McCaleb Ranch

  • Easy (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

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.