The Rogue River Trail winds through over 40 miles of pristine old growth forest, meadows filled with wildflowers, and breathtaking waterfalls. Just one of several spectacular trails that meander through the Wild & Scenic Rogue River corridor, there is no reservation necessary to access this magical part of the world.

If you’re planning a do-it-yourself hiking trip, we recommend ample preparation to ensure a fabulous experience. Make sure you get the Rogue River Trail map and plan to be unplugged for the duration of your trip. There is no cell coverage on this stretch of the Rogue River, but the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has developed georeferenced maps that are downloadable and compatible with any smartphone.

Rogue River Hiking Trail Map

hike mapPurchase Your Own Rogue River Hiking Trail Map
Rogue River Trail Hiking Maps are available from our office. Waterproof, 28″ x 10″ full size.

Order your map today! Call 1-800-336-1647 for more information.

Here are some commonly asked questions:


What is the difficulty of the trail?

The trail was built for pack mules or miners who had to push a wheelbarrow down the trail.The Rogue River trail is a moderate hike. Elevation gains and drops are about 1000 feet a day. The typical day of hiking varies from a flat trail to climbing uphill and then going downhill. The trail follows the river and sometimes leaves the river and goes deep in the forest to later meet up again at the river.

What are the hazards on the trail?

Most common are poison oak and ticks. We, of course, have bears and rattlesnakes too. However, bears and snakes are rare, but poison oak and ticks are not. If you are scared of heights, there are a few spots on the trail that do have a significant drop to the river. We encourage you to use caution when passing these areas.

What happens if you need to go to the bathroom?

On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have bathrooms, and some campsites have outhouses. Or you can choose to rent and  carry a riverside toilet system to ensure a bathroom is always available on stops.

What do we wear?

Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionable) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the river and one for camp or lodge.  There are areas of  no shade on the river. Sun protection is always a priority. 

What do we bring?

For a comprehensive list, see our Itinerary and Gear List page.

Where do I stay?

Morrisons Lodge is our preferred lodging location in our area for convenient orientation and launching of your trip. Nearby campgrounds, such as Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park also take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit


What about my vehicle?

We are offer several  shuttling services, whether you and your gear need transportation back to your vehicle, or you would like your vehicle safely stored and delivered to your final destination.