Wild and Scenic Rogue River Trail
Hike among golden oak trees with a view of the river on this raft-supported multi-day hiking adventure.
Looking for a multi-day backpacking adventure, without the heavy pack or freeze-dried food? Explore the iconic Rogue River Trail with our raft supported hiking trips. Let us take the heavy stuff and make delicious hot meals as you stretch your legs on 40 miles of stunning riverside trail.
The Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River is one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth. This is the trip if you're looking to truly experience the magic of the Pacific Northwest, to be fully immersed in wild beauty. Our river guides will float all the necessary camping gear while you hike with just a light day pack. Feeling tired, hop on a raft and float for a while through clear water and splashy class III and IV rapids. Depending on the trip, we offer camping or accommodation in historic lodges along the river (based upon availability), or a mix of both. Our friendly staff will prepare delicious hot breakfast and dinner, and we'll meet you for riverside lunches and snacks.
The Rogue River trail is not paved and is for hikers with some experience. We'll hike 6-14 miles a day with lots of ups and downs. Not recommended for beginners or young children. Hazards on the trail include poison oak, wildlife, steep or uneven terrain, slick or unstable conditions if there is rain, and exposure to steep drops.
We offer the unique opportunity to see the Rogue River Trail in the fall, with milder temperatures and fewer crowds. The hillsides glow with autumn colors and foraging wildlife. Mornings and evenings are crisp while days are still usually sunny and warm, especially in September and October. Be sure to bring your camera for shots you won't find anywhere else and keep your eyes open for black bears with cubs.
This trip operates on the traditional territory of the ancestral lands of the Cow Creek Umpqua, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Tolowa Dee-ni’, Takelma and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.
We will meet you near the river at the start of the trip and drive you back to your vehicle at the end of the trip. For an additional fee you can arrange to have your personal vehicle shuttled to the takeout. We recommend the personal vehicle shuttle if you are planning to visit the coast, Crater Lake, the Redwoods, or any other local attractions before heading home.
Depending on the trip, we offer riverside camping or accommodation in historic lodges along the river (based upon availability, or a mix of both. All equipment is provided on camping trips. Lodge stays includes a private room and bathroom with a hot shower.
During lodge stays, lodge staff prepare two delicious meals a day, and you'll enjoy riverside lunches prepared by Arrowhead staff. While camping, our guides will prepare meals, and of course there will be no shortage of snacks.
2023 dates TBD
Starting at $1,360/person plus 3% permit fee and $10/person public lands use fee.
Rogue River near Merlin, OR.
Nearest airport is Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR)
Camping and lodge accommodation
Sporty: Class I-IV rapids
ALL TRIPS INCLUDE
Talented, fun, and experienced guides.
Three delicious meals a day, plus snacks.
All boating and safety equipment, including life jackets and helmets.
Water, hot drinks, and powdered sports drinks.
Dry bags for transporting your personal items.
Satellite communication device in the event of an emergency (there is no cell service in the river corridor).
Personal clothes and toiletries.
Beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks
Tips for guides
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Rogue River in the fall ranges from hot and sunny, to cool and rainy. In the same trip (or the same day) you may want your sunscreen and your rain gear. You will be sent a detailed packing list, and we recommend checking the weather and packing accordingly. Please note that this area is prone to fall wildfires which can impact visibility and air quality. If wildfires are present at the time of your trip, we will contact you with further information. In most cases we do not cancel trips due to smoke.