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FEATURED NATIONAL RECREATION TRAIL


Rogue River Trail, Oregon T


he Rogue River National Recreation Trail runs 40 miles along the Rogue


National Wild and Scenic River in southwestern Oregon. The route offers a variety of amazing land- scapes and rewarding hiking experi- ences. The trail and the river are co- managed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Medford District and the US Forest Service’s Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forest. The Salem, OR Statesman Journal describes the setting: “The mountains encase the valley in thousand-foot walls, and the river glides deep and green past wildlife, forest, and a civili- zation of rustic lodges built beginning in the 1930s.”


The Rogue River Trail is managed for hiking and backpacking only. Most of the trail is well constructed and has moderate grades. The average hiker takes 4-5 days to walk the 40 miles. Backpackers will find a number


of campgrounds along the way. Many campsites are sandy beaches next to the river. These sites may also be used by boaters. Private lodges along the trail can also accommodate hikers who make reservations.


See the NRT Database for more trail information and a map: www.AmericanTrails.org/ NRTDatabase/search.php.


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