You will have two hiking options. The total 9.6 mile hike which includes a stop for lunch set up by the raft guides. The other option would be to hike up to 4.8 miles, have lunch and then complete the day on a raft ride to Black Bar Lodge. Highlights include views of Rainie Falls and optional side hike to historic Whiskey Creek cabin. The Rogue River canyon is rich in history with numerous historic sites remaining from the trapping and mining days. This is the most difficult day of hiking.
Meal prepared by program staff at Galice Lodge.
We check out of the lodge and depart for the trail at approximately 9:00 AM. 3.3 or 5 mile hike this morning, to either Whiskey Creek or Tyee campsite for our lunch stop. In general the elevations encountered today (and on subsequent days) are low - starting with 689 feet at the trailhead - but the trail climbs and descends multiple times. In addition, though the trail is of moderate difficulty overall, participants may find certain sections of the trail more challenging. Hikers should be prepared for conditions such as including rocky slopes, lose gravel, washouts, and down trees. Hikers should also be aware that poison oak grows along the trail (for this reason we recommend that you consider wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants).
Meal prepared by program staff at riverside.
4.6 mile or 6.3 mile hike from lunch site to Black Bar Lodge.
Meal prepared by lodge staff at Black Bar Lodge.
Evening hours each day include free time and may also include instructional presentations on a variety of topics concerning the region’s cultural or natural history.