Guided Hike

Union Creek and Rogue Gorge Hike

July 13, 2024

Hike through an ancient forest that borders the Wild & Scenic Upper Rogue River and Crater Lake National Park.

Upper Rogue River by Sue Newmann

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 5.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Leader: Sami Godlove (Oregon Wild’s Central Oregon Field Associate) 
Location: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, west side of Crater Lake National Park

The mighty Rogue Rogue and its tributaries originate in springs deep in Crater Lake National Park and flow through the ancient forests of the south Cascades before carving it’s way to the Pacific Ocean. Experience the beauty of the Upper Rogue River on this hike at Rogue Gorge and Union Creek, and learn about current efforts to protect the watersheds and wild lands of this area.

The goal of Oregon Wild’s outdoor program is to connect our supporters to the places we work to protect and conserve. Our guided hikes and outings are led by staff members with experience in our conservation campaigns, knowledge about the natural world, and a passion for Oregon’s wild places and wildlife. Our programs offer an educational experience and a connection to advocacy for the places we visit. We strive to make our outdoor programs inviting and safe for everyone.

Your hike leader will get you additional information with specifics about a meeting time and location, difficulty level, and any other details about your hike after you register.

Ticket & Guest Information

  • Only one registration is allowed per person. To sign up other members of your party or a minor, please complete another registration.
    • Please note: Some people have trouble completing the registration using a cell phone. Please use a computer to register if possible. You will know your registration went through if you get a confirmation email.
  • Details such as exact times, meeting locations, and carpool possibilities will be sent after registration. 
  • Oregon Wild does not allow dogs (unless a certified service animal), intoxicants, or firearms on guided hikes.
  • Kids are welcome on Oregon Wild hikes, so long as they are accompanied by an adult. 

Help Oregon Wild continue to provide high-quality, guided hikes into Oregon’s spectacular wildlands by making a donation in the options below. Your support helps offset the costs of our hikes program and ensures we can continue to explore and enjoy Oregon’s natural heritage. 

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