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Private Guided Departures available upon request! On this 4 day guided “lodge-to-lodge” hiking tour, you will have the chance to truly experience the stunning landscape of the Rogue River that has made the region so famous to those in the know. The hiking along the Rogue River in Oregon is widely known as some of the most beautiful scenery in all of the US! Hiking a total of 40 miles, this trip is slightly downhill for the duration, allowing you time to relax and take in the views. Gaze upon the sparkling river, its deep canyon walls and refreshing waterfalls along the way, breathing in the fresh air scented from the dense pine forest. From your knowledgeable guide, learn about the many historical sites along the way, the colorful wildflowers, as well as the great variety of wildlife that is drawn to this special river habitat. Carrying only a day pack each day, the rest of your luggage will travel via pack raft, down on the river! Enjoy comfortable lodge accommodations with delicious meals prepared for you daily. A unique way to travel, indeed, making for a highly memorable vacation experience!
This trip starts & finishes in Merlin, Oregon, best accessible from Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR).
Choice of Lodging:
About: This is a typical “lodge-to-lodge” hiking trip in which eat night you will stay in cozy, unique, lodge-style accommodations. Lodges are comfortable and offer a variety of amenities, including dining.
Local Experts: This trip is led by highly knowledgeable guides that know the Rogue River and surrounding valley like the back of their hands! Having a wealth of knowledge on the area’s flora and fauna, your guides are also excellent story tellers and will be a pleasure to join on this adventure!
Need to Know:
Today is your arrival day, traveling to Merlin, Oregon for the start of your trip. You will want to get yourself to the lodge by 5:00 pm, as you have your Welcome Orientation this evening. At this time you will learn all of the details about the trip and receive your waterproof gear bag. You can also ask your guide any questions that you might have.
Overnight: Morrison’s Lodge – not included
This morning we will get packed up and head out to the starting point for our first day of hiking. Beginning at Graves Creek, a tributary off of the Rogue River, this area is popular with rafters and kayakers. Our destination for the night is the Black Bar Lodge and our hiking route takes us along the river, passing historical sites, giving us our first real taste of the area’s beautiful scenery. Stopping alongside the river for a tasty lunch, this serves as the perfect place to sit back, relax, and take in the beauty of where you are! After lunch, we continue on, hiking downriver until we meet our stop for the night, Black Bar Lodge. Once settled in and taking some time to freshen up, we will enjoy happy hour, followed by a traditional lodge-style dinner made of fresh, locally-sourced foods. Tonight, cozy up in cabins and relax, taking in the star-lit sky.
Meals: lunch & dinner
Distance: 10 mi
Overnight: Black Bar Lodge
Today we will start out with a hearty lodge-style breakfast before hitting the trail. Then it is time to pack up our things and head down to the river for our day of hiking! Our trail today is once again, scenic, gentle and leisurely. Much like yesterday, you will have plenty of time to enjoy historical sites and beautiful views throughout. We will stop for a tasty lunch served up alongside the river, at one of our favorite picnic locations. Once we make it to Marial Lodge, you will have some time to unpack and relax, before appetizers and a delicious lodge dinner are served. After dinner, perhaps you will spot some wildlife – the area is abundant!
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Distance: 15 mi
Overnight: Marial Lodge
Today’s hike is the shortest of the trip and because of this, we will make our way at a leisurely pace. There is even time to return upriver and visit the museum & interpretive center at Rogue River Ranch. Get a taste of what real pioneer life was like back in the day, for those that lived in this rugged river valley. Once at our destination for the night, the Rogue River Ranch, there is time to enjoy the property and its beautiful lawn. Relax riverside, play some games, and just take it all in! Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner and enjoy some more stargazing.
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Distance: 5 mi
Overnight: Paradise Lodge
This morning we have a slightly earlier start, as we have some ground to cover and your return transfer, as well. We start by returning to the river’s trail and making our way to Flora Dell. The dramatic cliffside trail overlooks rapids and stillwaters, with lots of creek cascades and inviting swimming holes along the way. After lunch, we have the choice to continue hiking or meeting up with our rafts for a transfer to our take out point – Foster Bar. From here, we have a gorgeous, 2 hour scenic drive back to our initial starting point, Morrison’s Lodge. From here, return travels are on your own.
Meals: breakfast & lunch
Distance: 12 mi
Tour Rates: May 31, 2020
Prices are based on double occupancy in the lodges. There are limited rooms available for groups of 3 if all are willing to share the same room. These will be available for first come, first served. If an odd number of guests, there is a single supplement fee of $600 for 4-day adventures. Private trips available for 1-23 guests: Pay for 19 spaces and get the 20th space free.