Umpqua National Forest, Near Idleyld Park, Oregon
Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness: Umpqua does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
The 35,701 acre Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness is located in southwest Oregon, ten miles west of Crater Lake National Park. Elevations range from 3000 to 6800 feet along the divide between the Rogue and Umpqua Rivers. Geologic history has created many unique volcanic and sedimentary rock outcrops. Dense conifer forest gives way to a mosaic of big trees and sub-alpine meadows in the higher elevations.
Meadow wildflowers are abundant in summer and diverse plant communities provide habitat for everything from hummingbirds to black bears. Water is abundant in streams and a handful of lakes. About 100 miles of trails access the area, providing loop opportunities and ridgetop vistas. Nearly all trails in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide pass through sub-alpine meadows. For those who want to experience large old-growth forests, Acker Divide Trail #1437 and Cripple Camp Trail #1435 have these qualities.
Snow accumulations are transitory below 4000 feet and the entire area is usually snow free by mid-July.