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Offering beautiful views of the Wild and Scenic Rogue River, the Rogue Gorge Trail offers hiking and spectacular views for all. An accessible, interpretive trail that is entirely aved with asphalt, this trail offers some of the most scenic views of the Rogue River without the stress of a long hike.

The trail offers not only spectacular views of the river but also the narrow basalt canyons the river cuts through. There are several signs along the trail explaining how the area was formed and it’s history.

The trail is great for everyone. There are benches along the way for sitting and places to view the spectacular basalt canyons. A great place to bring the whole family if you're looking for a little bit of solitude in the great outdoors!

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Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult

Average Distance: 0.3 mile loop

Parking: Free

Restrooms: Public vault restrooms at trailhead

Optimal Season: April - October

One of Southern Oregon’s most accessible trails, Rogue Gorge has natural beauty but also has accessibility for those who may not be able to go on a traditional hike. The trail is great for day hiking, bird watching, photography, and dogs are allowed with leash.

Directions from Medford: Take Crater Lake Highway (OR-62) east toward Crater Lake for approximately 55 miles just past Union Creek. Rogue Gorge will be on your left.

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