Waters Creek Trail

First 1 mile loop is Barrier Free, second loop is hikers only and both trails follow Water Creek with many views of drainage’s, wild flowers, animal usage, and has a mixture of hardwoods and conifer with some old trees scattered through out. Benches and interpretive signs are available along the trail.

Directions from Grants Pass
Travel south on Hwy 199 (Redwood Hwy)
Turn right onto Waters Creek Rd
Continue onto Forest Service Rd 018 for about 0.3 miles until you see the trailhead

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Waters Creek Trail 1139, Wilderville, OR, USA



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Sam Brown Tie Trail

Sam Brown Tie Trail is a short trail connecting the Dutchy Creek Trail to the Briggs Creek Trail. It also provides a safe route from Sam Brown Horse Camp to Briggs Creek Trail for horseback riders.

Directions from Grants Pass
Travel northwest on I-5 to exit # 61
Travel west on Merlin Galice road to Primary Forest route 25
Follow route 25 south to Forest Service Road 2512
Take 2512 west to the Sam Brown Horse Camp
The trail begins here at the Dutchy Creek Trail #1146

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Rogue River National Recreation Trail

This rolling, 47-mile national recreation trail journeys alongside the entire 40-mile stretch of the Rogue River’s Wild and Scenic section, a captivating waterway. It travels a former mining trail and passes Zane Grey’s Cabin and two National Historic Places: the Rogue River Ranch and Whisky Creek Cabin. The trail boasts exciting river views of narrow gorges, white water riffles, and yawning passages; crosses scenic creeks with beckoning swimming holes; and offers great wildlife viewing with deer, otter, osprey, blue-tailed skink, salmon, ring-tailed cat, mink, and bear (so exercise proper care with food). Along the north canyon wall, the trail alternately tours high above and right next door to the river, offering various impressions of the Rogue. It traverses steep forested flank, leafy woodland slopes, and river bench and bar. The trail is accommodating to backpackers. Shuttle services for rafters also serve hikers, allowing a one-way tour of the trail without a second vehicle. The river corridor holds several campsites, lodges and rest stops.

Trail Map

*Closed to motorized vehicles, bicycles, and pack animals.

Directions from Grants Pass
To Grave Creek Trailhead
Take I-5 North to the Merlin exit #61 and turn left onto Merlin Road
Follow Merlin/Galice Road for almost 28 miles
Turn left onto BLM Rd 34-8-1 to Grave Creek

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Rogue River Trail, Oregon, USA

541.471.6500

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Red Dog Trail

Red Dog Trail is scenic with overnight camping spots available. The grade is gentle, and water is abundant most of the way. The trail travels down Red Dog Creek to a point where it joins Briggs Creek Trail #1132. The trail fords Briggs Creek, so caution should be used in times of high water. Although the trail is open year round, low water periods are best for fording the creek.

Directions from Grants Pass
Follow I-5 north to exit #61 (Merlin)
Follow the Merlin-Galice Road west until approximately half a mile past Indian Mary Park
Turn left onto Primary Forest Route #25 and follow southwest it to Forest Service Road #2512
Follow Road #2512 south to Forest Service Road #2512-068 and follow this road south to the trailhead

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Pupps Camp Way

The Pupps Camp Way Trail is a challenging hike that provides access to the Illinois River at Collier Bar. For the experienced and adventurous hiker, the Illinois River can be forded during low water periods to provide access to the Gold Beach Ranger District’s portion of the Pupps Camp Way Trail and Game Lake Campground. The trail is accessed from the Illinois River Trail #1161.

Directions from Grants Pass
Travel south on Highway 199 (Redwood Hwy) to Selma
Turn right and go west on Josephine County Road #5070 to Forest Service Road #4103
The road is paved, but at the junction with Road #4105, it is dirt to the trailhead for the Illinois River Trail #1161.
Pupps Camp Way Trail can be accessed from spurs off the Illinois River Trail near Polar Springs.

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Mule Creek Trail

The Mule Creek trail is located in the Wild Rogue Wilderness. This trail was constructed in the early 1900s and historically has been used by miners and other early settlers as a pack trail to bring supplies in. The Forest Service also used it to reach the lookout tower at Hanging Rock and the guard station at Marial. Hikers will enjoy a part of our history as well as views, wildflowers and wildlife.

The best time to hike the trail is in the spring or fall. Summer temperatures can reach 100 degrees fahrenheit on south facing slopes. Camping along the trail is at dispersed sites. Carry water with you. Water is available near the south trailhead at the Rogue River Ranch. The water at Tucker Flat campground is not potable. North trailhead has no spring water.

The north end of the trail connects with the Panther Ridge Trail. The south end of the trail is 0.5 mile from the Rogue River Ranch. The Rogue River National Recreation Trail can be accessed from here as well as the Historic Kelsey Pack Trail.

Prohibited User groups: Mountain Bike, Motorized Bike, ATV, 4-Wheel Drive

CAUTION: Rattlesnakes and poison oak are present.

Directions from Grants Pass
From I-5 take the Merlin Exit #61
Drive west on the Merlin-Galice Road approximately 23 miles
Continue across The Grave Creek Bridge and onto the Mt. Reuben Road (Bureau of Land Management Road #34-8-1) until it junctions with the Kelsey Mule Road, then go left
Approximately 0.25 mile west, at Marial Saddle, go left on Marial Road (Bureau of Land Management Road #32-9-142) following signs to Tucker Flat Campground
Trailhead is at rear of campground

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Minnow Creek Trail

Minnow Creek Trail has a number of loops created by intersection roads and old trails. The trail connects to Taylor Creek Trail #1142 near Tin Can Campground and is a great choice for mountain bikes, horses or motorcycles. An October hike on this trail reveals many fall colors.

Directions from Grants Pass
Travel southwest on Highway 199 to Riverbanks Road
Proceed on Riverbanks Road to Shan Creek Road
Follow Shan Creek Road #2706 to Forest Service Road #2509
Turn right and continue on Road #2509 to Spur Road #602
Follow Road #602 north to the trailhead

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Little Silver Lake

Most of the Little Silver Lake Trail traverses a rocky ridge line and is steep with several switchbacks. Some sections of the trail along the ridge lines are narrow and drop off steeply on both sides. There is a nice camping spot in a small Cedar grove. This trail is not for the novice as it is very strenuous.

Directions from Grants Pass
Travel north on I-5 to exit # 61 (Merlin)
Follow Merlin -Galice road and turn left on Galice Creek Access Road #34-8-36
Proceed for approximately eight miles and turn left on Road #35-9-1
Continue to Road #35-9-14.1, turn left and follow to Road #35-9-14
Turn left on Forest Service Road #2600-065 and follow it to the trailhead

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Limpy Botanical Interpretive Loop

Limpy Botanical Interpretive Loop Trail is a short loop through a botanically rich, serpentine area. A number of benches are located along the trail, creek side, and overlooking the Rogue Valley. Interpretive signs describing the rich diversity of plants found in the area are located along the trail. Plan to spend some time enjoying your self along this trail.

Directions from Grants Pass
Travel southwest on Highway 199 to Riverbanks Road
Proceed on Riverbanks Road to Limpy Creek Road
Follow Limpy Creek Road for approximately three miles to the trailhead

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Illinois River Trail

The Illinois River Trail offers a trip through the north end of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. It is a fairly difficult trail, especially near Bald Mountain, but offers breathtaking views of the rugged canyon. In late May through July various wildflowers are in bloom. There are camping spots along the trail and at either end. In addition, there are several side trails intersecting this trail. Fishing can be quite good at times, especially in late fall or early winter. No motorized or mechanized equipment (i.e. bicycles) are allowed within the Wilderness, and other sections are closed to motor vehicles from May 15 through September 15.
The trail features spectacular wildflowers, old-growth trees, rugged and steep river canyons, and a variety of wildlife.

Directions from Grants Pass
Travel south on Highway 199 (Redwood Highway) to Selma
Turn right at the Post Office on County Road #5070 (Illinois River Road) and follow it to Forest Service Road #4103
From the junction with Forest Service Road #4105, #4103 is dirt to the trailhead.
High clearance vehicles are recommended beyond McCaleb Ranch.

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