Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
75.00 ft (22.86 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
4.00 mi (6.44 km)
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The River's Edge Trail runs the length of Valley of the Rogue State Park, typically running between the park campground and the Rogue River.

The trail itself is generally easy with very little elevation change aside from numerous side paths leading down to the riverbank. While the two official trailheads are at either end of the campground - beginning at the far of F Loop at the campground's western side or at the bottom of A Loop at the eastern side - the trail meets up and continues on as the paved Rogue River Greenway Trail, allowing hikers to continue further in either direction, including passing through the rest area to reach the park's day-use boat launch area to the east.

The trail is made up of soft dirt, and it is open to walkers and hikers only, with posted signs barring bicycles, vehicles and horses. Though it follows adjacent to the river, much of the trail is within brush and trees that can grow so thick as to create a tunnel sometimes. The plentiful blackberries growing along the path can provide a good snack in the right season.

A vault toilet is at the trailhead at F Loop. The A Loop trailhead is near a restroom building. A dedicated parking area near the campground amphitheatre between D and F Loops also has quite a few picnic benches beneath a shady grove of trees, and allows hikers to follow a trace a shorter path to the west or a longer route to the east.

Aside from what is available in the campground, there are no amenities at the trailheads. If you are not staying at the campground, it is easy to park at the rest area and proceed along the paved trail to quickly access the River's Edge Trail in the campground.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Multiple river access points. Generally free from crowds.

Cons

Runs adjacent to crowded areas.

Trailhead Elevation

1,010.00 ft (307.85 m)

Highest point

1,024.00 ft (312.12 m)

Net Elevation Gain

35.00 ft (10.67 m)

Features

Vault toilet
Near lake or river
Fishing
Family friendly
Potable water

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

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