Inspiration Point via Rogue River Trail

2 reviews #79 hike out of 123 in
37.8 mi
Distance
18 hrs 48 min
Time
terrain
668 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult one way trail to Foster Bar Campground in Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

This trail goes by Marial Trailhead, Marial Lodge, Inspiration Point, Blossom Bar, Paradise Lodge, Brushy Bar Creek, Clay Hill Lodge, and Big Bend Trailhead.



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    3 years, 1 month ago
    A few buddies and I hiked 40 miles along the rogue River Trail. We hiked from Graves Creek to Foster Bar. The trail winds along the river the whole way occasionally taking you into the forest and into beautiful open Meadows covered in wildflowers. Along the river the mountain has been carved out and you hike with Cliffside’s on your right and the river below you. If you are afraid of heights be aware the trail can be very narrow in some points and along high cliffs. The weather was almost perfect with temperatures topping out in the upper 50s and reaching down to mid 40s in the evening. We occasionally had sprinkles of rain and on the second day it did downpour on us while we were setting up camp. Oregon weather in the month of May is very unpredictable. If we would have hiked the same trail a week prior it would’ve been in the 90s. There was a lot of poison oak so if you plan on hiking this trail be prepared for that. There are also ticks, and bears so come prepared to deal with the wildlife and critters as well. We only saw one or two sites with bear boxes so come prepared to hang your food and consider bringing bear spray. Many of the toilets along the way we're locked for us but I'm assuming they will be open starting on Memorial Day weekend. Parts of The trail were also not very well kept with downed trees we had to climb over or go off trail to traverse.
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Sangye Ince-Johannsen 6 years, 10 months ago
Rogue River Trail, near Galice, Oregon
This is a spectacular 40 mile long hike along the Rogue River in Oregon, known as the "Wild and Scenic Rogue River Trail." It can be done in four days and three nights spent at lovely river side lodges: Black Bar, Marial and Paradise. The trail starts at Graves Creek bridge, a popular put in location for boaters and ends at Foster Bar. This is a long and quite strenuous hike. <a href="http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4657364">Day 1</a> - Graves Creek Bridge to Black Bar Lodge <a href="http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4657369">Day 2</a> - Black Bar Lodge to Marial Lodge <a href="http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4657373">Day 3</a> - Marial Lodge to Paradise Lodge <a href="http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4657404">Day 4</a> - Paradise Lodge to Foster Bar
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Dennis Benson 6 years, 10 months ago
Rogue River Trail
This is a spectacular 40 mile long hike along the Rogue River in Oregon, known as the "Wild and Scenic Rogue River Trail." It can be done in four days and three nights spent at lovely river side lodges: Black Bar, Marial and Paradise. The trail starts at Graves Creek bridge, a popular put in location for boaters and ends at Foster Bar. This is a long and quite strenuous hike. <a href="http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4657364">Day 1</a> - Graves Creek Bridge to Black Bar Lodge <a href="http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4657369">Day 2</a> - Black Bar Lodge to Marial Lodge <a href="http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4657373">Day 3</a> - Marial Lodge to Paradise Lodge <a href="http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4657404">Day 4</a> - Paradise Lodge to Foster Bar
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Paul Tannahill 3 years, 7 months ago
Rogue River Trail
This is a spectacular 40 mile long hike along the Rogue River in Oregon, known as the "Wild and Scenic Rogue River Trail." It can be done in four days and three nights spent at lovely river side lodges: Black Bar, Marial and Paradise. The trail starts at Graves Creek bridge, a popular put in location for boaters and ends at Foster Bar. This is a long and quite strenuous hike.
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markmountaingoat 2 years, 2 months ago
RRT - Grave to Foster
Rogue River Trail from Grave Creek to Foster Bar
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mattkwolf.ad 1 year, 1 month ago
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footnmouth 3 years, 8 months ago