Lower Rogue River

Copper Canyon

  • Moderate (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

Trail sign

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.

The general store in Agness