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

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.
Rating (5)
Program No. 2257RJ
6 days
Starts at

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.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

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

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.)
Rogue River Float Guide
by USDA Forest Service
Waterproof booklet
The Hip Pocket Naturalist: A Guide to Oregons Rogue River Basin
by Andrew Jackman
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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