City of Rogue River

Local communities in Southern Oregon are building the Rogue River Recreational Corridor and Greenway. It’s best described as an emerald necklace of parks and public-access areas along the Rogue River connected by a ribbon of greenway trail spanning 30 miles from Grants Pass to Central Point.  The city of Rogue River is the birthplace of this wonderful project, as well as home to the annual Rooster Crow event held every June.  The entire town also participates in the annual Ride the Rogue event in September, which hosts over 1,000 hikers and bicycle riders who come from numerous states to participate. 

Rogue River is a historical town rich in mining and early settlers stories.  It is also the home of the Depot Street Bridge, the first bridge built and moved downriver into place – as documented on the Discovery Channel in 2007. It is also home to the well-known Valley of the Rogue State Park.  The town is filled with good energy and wonderful people, all working together to improve the quality of life in the area.  The town is nestled against the Rogue River and boasts some of the best fishing anywhere.  You can raft, kayak or float a dirt bag (foam-filled bags) down the Rogue, fish, ride bikes, hike, shop in the historic town or attend the Ride the Rogue or the Rooster Crow events.

The Rogue River Greenway project is including not only parks along the river but historical signage so as you ride your bike or walk the path you learn about the amazing events that took place and established the towns the locals call home.  The project is also restoring riparian habitat by removing blackberry bushes and other invasive species and replanting with native trees and grasses to improve the salmon habitat by proving shade and lowering the river temperatures. 

  • ADA accessible
  • Trained guides available
  • Interpretive signage
  • Visitor center
  • Located on both public and private land

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National Geographic