Wild Rogue Wilderness

OR,CA US Forest Service

Wild Rogue Wilderness

The United States Congress designated the Wild Rogue Wilderness in 1978 and it now maintains 36,453 acres. Surrounding the Wild and Scenic Rogue River, the rugged canyon landscape of the Wild Rogue Wilderness...[more]





Along the river you may see deer and otters, or even black bears looking for a meal of salmon. Bears, grown accustomed to easy pickings from boaters, may prove a nuisance in numerous campsites. Birds abound, such as fish eating osprey and great blue heron and lizards hasten over the dry slopes above the water. Ticks and rattlesnakes are often encountered. The river corridor is also excellent habitat for poison oak, whose stems and shiny leaves in groups of three can be a problem throughout the year. Mosquitoes are present during a good part of the season and yellow jackets can be a nuisance during the typically hot, rainless summer days.

Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of this unique area.

Trailheads and Trails that access Wild Rogue Wilderness at Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest

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