Day 42 & 43 – Rogue River Gorge, OR

June 2 evening through June 4 morning 

After we left Crater Lake National Park, we had to figure out where to go next. Always a possibility when you don’t have any firm plans or reservations. The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway through the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest seemed promising. 

We stopped at Farewell Bend National Forest Campground. It was a beautiful campground with some sites right on the Rogue River. 

Farewell Bend Campground at Rogue River 

The Rogue River is at the back of our campsite

Because of the large snow pack this year, the river was running really high.

We had a quiet night. Next day went on a hike from the campground. 

Our campground was upstream of Rogue River Gorge. 

The terrain in this area was volcanic in origin. This led to a number of interesting natural features along this part of the Rogue River.

Although the river right by our campsite was wide and relatively shallow, the river is forced through a natural gorge becoming very fast and violent.

The Chasm 

Inlet to the chasm

If you keep following the trail, you also see

The Cave

The Cave is on the left side of the river as it widens out

We kept following the trail because we wanted to see:

The Hidden River

Along with the Natural Bridge 

However, there was nothing to see.

The water was so high and turbulent that you couldn’t even tell where those features were.

But it was a great hike. The river was pretty amazing. 

On our way back, we stopped for ice cream.

We were really tired by the time we got back. We had a low key evening.


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