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Choose Your Pace: Hiking Lodge to Lodge Along the Rogue River

Program No. 2257RJ
Hike the trails alongside Oregon’s Rogue River, exploring pristine wilderness, discovering unique geology and learning the region’s story from experts at Oregon River Experiences.
6 days
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May 16 - May 21, 2023
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Sep 20 - Sep 25, 2023
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At a Glance

Join local experts for an adventurous journey through one of America's most spectacular wild river canyons. The trail follows the north bank of the river as it rushes through Oregon's coastal wilderness towards the Pacific. Hike the length of the Rogue River National Recreation Trail — used by gold miners and Native Americans for more than 1,000 years — carrying only a daypack, while equipment and supplies are carried down river on rafts.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Choose Your Pace
Each day, choose from multiple hiking options based on your desired level of challenge and pace, ranging from 4-12 miles on varied terrain. Elevations range from 150 to 885 feet. Those who choose shorter hiking option will be transported on rafts.
Micro Group
Micro Group
These adventures feature our smallest group size, with 12 participants or fewer.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Stay in four unique off-the-grid wilderness lodges.
  • Learn about the natural history and local lore of this spectacular canyon as you experience its extraordinary beauty and diverse habitats.
  • Enjoy stops to discover regional history — from gold-mining remnants to author Zane Grey’s cabin.

General Notes

This is a Micro Group program, with 12 or fewer participants. You might be interested in a camping version of this program, “Choose Your Pace: Hike & Camp Along Oregon’s Rogue River (#23840)”.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Rogue River - A Comprehensive Guide
by Matt Leidecker
A waterproof, spiral-bound map and guidebook.
Illahe: The Story of Settlement in the Rogue River Canyon
by Kay Atwood
(Out of print.)
The Hip Pocket Naturalist: A Guide to Oregons Rogue River Basin
by Andrew Jackman
Rogue River Float Guide
by USDA Forest Service
Waterproof booklet
The Rogue: A River to Run
by Florence Arman and Glen Wooldridge
The story of pioneer Rogue River runner Glen Wooldridge.
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(5) Review left 10/06/2021

A wonderful experience hiking and rafting the Rogue River through the Wild and Scenic Area. Our nights in remote lodges along the river were a perfect part of the adventure.

(5) Review left 10/05/2021

I loved seeing the Wild and Scenic Rogue River both from above by hiking and below by rafting. There aren't many places you can go to be "off the grid" and this trip is one of them. The remote lodges were special, the food was fantastic, and the leaders were a lot of fun!

(5) Review left 5/27/2019

I thoroughly loved this trip! The hiking and rafting was fabulous! The wildflowers were blooming like crazy. The food was delicious too. I highly recommend this trip!

(5) Review left 5/23/2019

A wonderful program filled with adventure, fun, and beauty. Not to be missed if you want to hike and also have the option of river rafting down a wild and scenic river. Awesome!!!!

(5) Review left 5/13/2019

5 Star experience! This trip is truly unique along the wild and scenic Rogue River combining hiking and / or rafting to a different remote lodge each day. Definitely unique.

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If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.