|Rogue River at start of the trail|
We drove to Grave Creek just outside of Galice and after finding a parking spot in the boat launch area, headed out onto the trail. We last hiked this trail in 2009 and have hiked the Rainie Falls trail (other side of the river) a few times as well. The Rogue River National Recreational trail is 41 miles long. Our turnaround spot for this hike was the Whiskey Creek Cabin area that is at the 3.3 mile mark
|Whiskey Creek Cabin|
On our way back we got to see our first Bald Eagles while hiking as one caught a fish from the river and then flew up into a tree to eat. The eagle apparently had better luck than most of the fisherman we saw and talked to on our hike! We also saw another Bald Eagle at the top of a tree as we drove across the Grave Creek bridge when leaving. It was a great way to finish a great hike!!!!!
If you are interested in hiking or backpacking this trail, I have included a link that gives you the BLM information about facilities, planning and access points. Get out and enjoy this trail if you can. http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/rogue/rogue-river-trail.php
Glenn & Carol
P.S. Curious what it's like to hike this trail? Take a quick 40 second hike along the trail with me and my shadow. The movie is a like shaky, but that's because I was trying to film while hiking along the edge of a cliff!