Rough Rider Falls,Union Creek ,Douglas,Oregon,USA

Address -: Rough Rider Falls ,Union Creek ,Douglas County, Oregon ,USA

Oregon's Rogue River contains perhaps more waterfalls than any other major river in the Pacific Northwest. Though it isn't the first fall of the Rogue, Rough Rider Falls is the first waterfall one encounters as they hike downstream along the Rogue River Trail. Here the river is pinched between the slowly crumbling and sliding walls of the canyon and tumbles about 30 feet - the first 20 in a vertical fall - into a very scenic glen seemingly overgrown in moss. The falls are easy to identify when coming from upstream - a sign tacked to a tree marks the falls by name - but those traveling from further down the river might wander off the trail to the base of the falls without knowing which of the several small waterfalls along this stretch of the Rogue has been found. The official trail doesn't go to the base of the falls, rather climbs up past it. Scrambling down to the river is easy, but the ground is steep in a few places and dunking a foot or two into the cold water is certainly a possibility.
Rough Rider Falls Trail is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Union Creek, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Best time to visit -: May - October

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