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By Emily Hunter | 05/30/2022 | Guides & Tours, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Adventure, Rafting, Rafting & Kayaking, Sports, Things to Do

TOP 3 THRILLS TO EXPLORE IN SOUTHERN OREGON

From the moment you land in Medford, you’re surrounded by 360 degrees of adventure and possibility. Become welcomed to a world where anything is possible - even skies where you can fly! Via zipline, of course.

From world-class rapids to legendary hiking locations, discover all your heart could desire in the rugged, beautiful rogue.

Soar across the sky with Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure! With five different zipline courses, fly over 1,300 feet above beautiful woodland landscapes. Just 20 minutes from Medford, watch the ground race below your dangling feet in wonder, and get a first-class seat in Medford's welcoming skies. From the tops of the trees, see the Table RocksCrater Lake's rimMt. McLoughlin and so much more! Whether you are a first-time-flyer or practically a pro, this zipline course is a thrill you won't want to miss!

Ready for some outdoor adventure? Discover the many exciting gems throughout the Heart of the Rogue, from waterfall wonders to the iconic Crater Lake. Each Southern Oregon trail is unique, from its breathtaking views to its elements along the way.

Whether it's your first time trekking the rogue or you're a local, the Table Rocks are a must-see. With two parts —  Upper and Lower Table Rock — the views from the cliffs stretch across the Rogue Valley to bring you a panoramic experience. No matter which trailhead you choose, you can walk around the unique, flat top and view the entire valley in one trip!

Prescott Park is another awe-inspiring hiking and biking venue. With over 1,700 acres of trails, the possibilities are truly endless. Whether you're looking for an easy evening stroll or a challenging route to the top, Prescott Park welcomes all skill levels. The park's crown jewel is Roxy Ann Peak, which has mesmerizing views and lookout points of the valley's beautiful vistas.

Experience the refreshing thrill of rafting down the Wild & Scenic Rogue River! Your first time rafting? No worries! Medford's rafting and kayaking professionals at Rogue Rafting Company will keep you safe during your excursion, with expert knowledge of each bend and current. It’s time to don your orange life vest and take to the water!

More a solo rafter? Discover a plethora of river ramps that allow for tubes, inflatable kayaks, paddleboards and boats for your adventure. Just before the Table Rocks lies TouVelle State Park - a local's favorite for fishing and its beautiful location on the river. Find ample parking, and a ramp on the river right next to Bybee Bridge for your day on the river.

Lost Creek Lake is another host to several great launching points, from the Dodge and Shady Cove Bridge access ramps to Rogue Elk Park's launch, float, fish or ride down the river with ease!

Zip lining in the Rogue Valley

The beautiful rogue has endless opportunities to offer you, from zipping through the skies to conquering rushing rapids. Discover all your wild heart could yearn for, no matter what time of year you plan to visit.

Looking for a thrilling indoor adventure? Explore some of Medford's top entertainment venues and offerings for the ultimate Southern Oregon experience.

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