{"results":{"recreation":[{"ID":"7742","post_title":"Abbott Creek Campground","post_content":"The Abbott Creek Campground offers 25 tent \/ RV sites, well water and vault toilets at 3,100 feet elevation.","post_name":"abbott-creek-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.8902","lng":"-122.513","distance":"0.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/abbott-creek-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6290","post_title":"Woodruff Bridge Day Use Area","post_content":"The Woodruff Bridge Day Use Area offers three picnic sites and vault toilets at 3,100 feet elevation. Activities include hiking and fishing. Seasonal opening and closing dates vary according to weather.
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6376","post_title":"Upper Rogue Trail (Woodruff Bridge to River Bridge Campground)","post_content":"The wild raging character of the Rogue River passing through Takelma Gorge is a key attraction on this section of the Upper Rogue River Trail.

Beginning from the Woodruff Bridge Picnic Area on Forest Road #68, the trail heads downstream past a scarred, eroded pumice slope on the opposite bank. Alder, vine maple, cow parsnip, and horsetail line the river until it reaches the dark-colored lava cliffs of Takelma Gorge, 1.5 miles south. Here the river drops through a series of rapids and turns sharply to enter the gorge itself. The narrow channel continues for another half a mile. This section of trail has a rocky tread with a few steeper grades.

Below Takelma Gorge, the river widens and flows calmly past the Union Rogue Baptist Church Camp, while the trail returns to pumice flats along the river. Raptors, such as the shy goshawk, can be seen on this section of the river. The trail ends at the River Bridge Campground on Forest Road #6210.
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7238","post_title":"Golden Stairs Trail","post_content":"Named in part from the Abbott Brothers alleged gold mine in the area, the Golden Stairs Trail traverses the southern ridge of Falcon Butte. The trail passes through several vegetation zones, beginning at the lower end in a true-fir forest. Before reaching the Rogue-Umpqua Divide, hikers are offered vistas of the Abbott Creek, Woodruff, and Falcon Creek drainages.

Beginning at the lower trailhead, the trail climbs up a rocky ridge for 2.5 miles. Views to the west include Abbott Butte and the rocky face of Elephant Head. The next mile has a gentle uphill grade, passing through open areas that provide vistas of the Crater Lake Rim. The last 1.5 miles wanders through tall timber and rocky openings until the trail merges with the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail. There are no reliable water sources along the way. Flowers in June are absolutely beautiful in this area!
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6377","post_title":"Upper Rogue Trail (Natural Bridge Viewpoint to Woodruff Bridge)","post_content":"Natural Bridge, a feature with geologic, historic and scenic interest, marks the beginning of this 3.5 mile section of the Upper Rogue Trail. The route follows the bank along a picturesque and diverse section of the Rogue River.

At Natural Bridge, the river is swallowed by an underground maze of lava tubes. A fraction of the flow is released into a small pool directly below the bridge. The remainder of the diverted water surges back to the surface and is visible from the viewpoint bridge. The largest of these angles out from under the east bank into the main channel, returning the river to its full strength.

The trail begins one-half mile west of Highway 62, near the Natural Bridge Viewpoint bridge. The route winds along the bank over a rough tread of mossy lava rock which becomes very slippery in wet weather. Vegetation along the trail alternates between sheltering old-growth forest and brush, while the river's character varies between rapids and pools of quiet water. The trail climbs high above the river where it bends sharply and rages through the narrow chute of a collapsed lava tube. This beautiful rapids is known as Knob Falls.

As the trail approaches Woodruff Bridge, several old skid roads are encountered. A developed picnic area is available at Woodruff Bridge. This is also a favorite fishing spot. Please use caution around the water - the river is dangerous due to extremely cold water and a strong, forceful current.

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