Lower Rogue River Trail
NOTE: The blue marker indicates the trailhead.
The Rogue River National Recreation Trail follows the Rogue River for 40 miles. The easternmost section of this trail (near the Grave Creek trailhead) is a good place to view spring wildflowers, including: Common Camas (Camassia quamash), Red Larkspur (Delphinium nudicaule), Biscuitroot (Lomatium hallii), Marshall's Saxifrage (Saxifraga marshallii), Rosy Plectritis (Plectritis congesta), Ookow (Dichelostemma congestum), Slender Phlox (Microsteris gracilis).
For more information, visit the BLM web site.
From Roseburg and points north: Take Interstate 5 to Exit 76 (Wolf Creek). In Wolf Creek, turn right onto Front Street, then left onto Wolf Creek Road. Stay on Wolf Creek Road for 5.6 miles, then veer right onto Lower Grave's Creek Road. Proceed on Lower Grave's Creek Road for approximately 8.6 miles, then bear left onto BLM Road 35-8-13. You will almost immediately cross the Rogue River on the Grave's Creek bridge, and the parking area/trailhead will be on your right.
From Grants Pass and points south: Take Interstate 5 to Exit 61 (Merlin). Stay on Merlin-Galice Road for approximately 16 miles 3.5 miles, then veer left onto Merlin-Galice Road. In 0.3 miles, turn left onto Galice Road.
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