{"results":{"recreation":[{"ID":"6710","post_title":"Rim Village Visitor Center","post_content":"This visitor center lies on the southwestern lake shore amidst the other facilities of Rim Village. It is open during the summer months with normal hours extending from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. This facility is the place to discover the natural history of the lake. A schedule of ranger-led activities is available at this site.","post_name":"rim-village-visitor-center","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9109","lng":"-122.149","distance":"0.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/rim-village-visitor-center\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7352","post_title":"Dutton Creek Trail","post_content":"Begin the Dutton Creek Trail from the Discovery Point Trail, where Rim Drive meets the access road for Rim Village. From this point hike southwestward and away from the lake. This is the high point of the hike. The trail descends into the Castle Creek drainage from the trailhead.

The descent is steady along the creek. There are a few stream crossings in the first mile of the hike. The grade lessens approximately one and a half miles from the trailhead, where you'll find a small tributary to Dutton Creek and a camping area. Beyond this the slow descent continues for another mile. The trail reaches the Pacific Crest Trail in a wet flat area two and a half miles from Rim Drive. At this trail junction is another backcountry camping area.","post_name":"dutton-creek-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9115","lng":"-122.149","distance":"0.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/dutton-creek-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7377","post_title":"Discovery Point Trail","post_content":"The Discovery Point Trail leads northwestward from the Rim Village parking area. The trail begins at an elevation of 7,050 feet and gains no more than 100 feet along its route. From the trailhead it contours the rim of Crater Lake nearly one and a half miles. Most of the route parallels West Rim Drive.","post_name":"discovery-point-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9122","lng":"-122.148","distance":"0.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/discovery-point-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7251","post_title":"Garfield Peak Trail","post_content":"The trail to the summit of Garfield Peak begins from Rim Village at an elevation of 7,050 feet. It leads eastward contouring the ridge above Crater Lake. The track turns northward one half mile from the trailhead and begins to climb. It ascends the northwestern ridge of Garfield Peak then turns eastward. Gaining the northern ridge crest the route continues to climb to the 8,060-foot summit. Views from this lofty peak south of Crater Lake include the lake, Phantom Ship and terrain south. Be prepared for a difficult climb along this trail.","post_name":"garfield-peak-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9097","lng":"-122.141","distance":"0.7","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/garfield-peak-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7551","post_title":"Castle Crest Wildflower Garden","post_content":"This short loop hike is a good for old and young. The trail is smooth and leads through an area with several springs. During the summer months a profusion of wildflowers lines the pathway. Bring your wildflower identification book.","post_name":"castle-crest-wildflower-garden","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.8962","lng":"-122.133","distance":"1.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/castle-crest-wildflower-garden\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"665905","post_title":"Steel Information Center","post_content":"Steel Information Center lies next to Park Headquarters where East Rim Drive meets West Rim Drive, at an elevation of 6,440 feet. The facility is open year round and provides visitors with general information about the park facilities, natural history and plant and animal life. An 18-minute presentation titled, \"The Crater Lake Story,\" plays here periodically throughout each day.","post_name":"steel-information-center","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.8956","lng":"-122.135","distance":"1.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/steel-information-center\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6304","post_title":"Wizard Island Summit Trail","post_content":"Visitors who want to hike on Wizard Island must first descend to the lakeshore via Cleetwood Cove Trail. This is a steep descent and the most difficult portion of this trek will be at the end of the day when you must ascend the 11% grade to your car on Rim Drive. The trek to Wizard Island makes for a full day especially for folks who are not acclimated to the elevations of Crater Lake.

The commercial tour boat will take visitors to the Wizard Island boat dock where the trail to the summit begins. The elevation of the dock is 6,176 feet. The tread ascends northeastward from the dock steadily at first. A short distance from the trailhead the terrain steepens and switchbacks lead hikers to the 6,940-foot summit of Wizard Island.","post_name":"wizard-island-summit-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.939","lng":"-122.155","distance":"2.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/wizard-island-summit-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"731","post_title":"Crater Lake","post_content":"

From high atop the rim of Crater Lake, you can see what a wonder the world really is. A hike down to the water reveals new wonders. The water is so blue, so deep, it’s no surprise it’s the deepest lake in America, and one of the deepest on earth. That’s why it’s one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.<\/p>\r\n

Surrounded by cliffs almost 2,000 feet high and boasting a picturesque island a violent volcanic past, Crater Lake is also home to hikes in old-growth forest and cross-country ski trips in the winter months. Many of the roads and facilities close during the winter, but the park is open and accessible all year long.
Crater Lake is located in 
Southern Oregon<\/a>, which is also home to the world-renowed Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the stunning Rogue River, the Oregon Caves and vineyards, chocolatiers and cheesemakers galore. <\/p>\r\n

CLIMATE:<\/strong> Most visitors come to Crater Lake National Park during the months of July through mid-September, when the weather is generally mild with little precipitation. Due to the elevation of the park (6,500 ft. at Park Headquarters and 7,100 ft. at Rim Village), weather conditions may change quickly and a warm jacket and wool sweater are always recommended items to carry. During the winter months, from October through June, weather conditions make preparing for extreme winter conditions necessary. Blizzards, high winds, extreme cold and low visibility dominate the weather patterns. Visitors should come with cold weather gear.

RECREATION:<\/strong> A good place to begin your visit to Crater Lake is at one of the two visitor centers. The Steel Information Center lies south of Rim Drive next to park headquarters and is open year-round. In summer the Rim Village Visitor Center is open along Rim Drive on the southern side of the caldera. After gathering information on the park and its facilities visitors can make educated decisions about what recreation opportunities to pursue. Hiking, backpacking, camping, picnicking and sight seeing are popular pursuits within the park. Boating and scenic driving around Rim Drive can be enjoyed by visitors during the summer months. In winter snowshoeing and cross-country skiing provide solitude and a little-known view of the park. <\/p>","post_name":"crater-lake","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9415","lng":"-122.151","distance":"2.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/oregon-heritage\/history-heritage\/native-american-heritage\/crater-lake\/","terms":"a
Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7035","post_title":"Lightning Spring Trail","post_content":"The Lightning Springs Trail leads westward five miles from Rim Drive to the Pacific Crest Trail. It descends over 1,200 feet along its route in the Bybee Creek drainage. Water is available en route as are dispersed camping areas.

Begin this hike by walking westward from Rim Drive. The trail meanders as it descends to Lightning Springs in the first mile. Once it reaches the spring the trail veers northward then turns westward at the base of a steep ridge. The trail follows this wall before turning southward to the creek. The track follows the creek closely for the next half mile before meandering northward. The route then turns to the south, crosses the stream and leaves it leading west.

The next few miles are a steady descent through the headwaters of Bybee Creek. Before reaching the Pacific Crest Trail our route uses switchbacks to descend to the northern bank of Bybee Creek. The trail parallels the creek for a quarter mile before reaching Bybee Camp and the Pacific Crest Trail.","post_name":"lightning-spring-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9348","lng":"-122.17","distance":"2.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/lightning-spring-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6357","post_title":"Watchman Peak Trail","post_content":"The Watchman Peak Trail begins from West Rim Drive approximately four miles north of Rim Village. The trailhead is signed as The Corrals on the eastern side of the roadway. From the trailhead the route climbs steadily westward along the northern flanks of The Watchman. As it gains the western ridge the track turns eastward and ascends toward the summit. Slightly more than a half mile from the trailhead the route reaches the historic fire lookout on the 8,013-foot peak. From this lofty height the views abound. To the east is Crater Lake and Wizard Island, westward is the Rogue River National Forest.","post_name":"watchman-peak-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9449","lng":"-122.171","distance":"3.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/watchman-peak-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7245","post_title":"Godfrey Glen Trail","post_content":"The Godfrey Glen Trail begins from the southern park road slightly more than a mile east of Mazama Campground. It leads through old growth forest as it parallels a small tributary to Annie Creek. The loop leads west along the northern bank of the creek for a short distance. It reaches one of the eastern arms of Annie Creek Canyon and turns sharply eastward. After leading along the canyon rim the trail crosses the small tributary then turns sharply westward to continue contouring the canyon. The trail turns again this time to the east and begins to parallel the creeks southern bank back to the trailhead.","post_name":"godfrey-glen-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.8668","lng":"-122.146","distance":"3.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/godfrey-glen-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6955","post_title":"Mazama Campground","post_content":"Mazama Campground lies immediately within the Annie Spring Entrance Station south of Crater Lake. The facility consists of 198 campsites some of which are accessible for individuals using wheelchairs. The sites at this facility are available on a first come, first served basis from mid-June through early October.

Each site at Mazama Campground consists of a fire ring and picnic table. Campground amenities include drinking water and flush toilets. Evening programs are conducted at this site through the summer. The Annie Creek Canyon Trail is accessible from the campground.","post_name":"mazama-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.8655","lng":"-122.165","distance":"3.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/hiking\/mazama-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7724","post_title":"Annie Creek Canyon Trail","post_content":"Begin your hike down Annie Canyon at the Mazama Campground. The approximate beginning elevation is 5,800 feet. The route leads down stream above the creek on the canyon rim. After following the canyon rim for three-quarters of a mile the track descends to the stream bed and loops northward. En route to the trailhead the Annie Creek Canyon Trail follows the western bank of the creek for three-quarters of a mile.","post_name":"annie-creek-canyon-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.8665","lng":"-122.165","distance":"3.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/annie-creek-canyon-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6500","post_title":"Sun Notch Viewpoint","post_content":"This short trail to a Crater Lake overlook begins along East Rim Drive between Vidae, west, and Dutton, east, Ridges. The route ascends 275 feet from the roadway to Phantom Ship Overlook then contours westward a short distance to the base of the northeastern ridge of Applegate Peak. Take special care along this portion of the route as steep cliffs lie beneath the track.","post_name":"sun-notch-viewpoint","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9024","lng":"-122.099","distance":"3.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/sun-notch-viewpoint\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6716","post_title":"Rim Drive","post_content":"Rim Drive leads 33 miles around Crater Lake. It is split into two sections: West and East. West Rim Drive consists of the portion of the roadway from North Junction to the Steel Information Center. West Rim Drive usually opens in mid-June and closes with the first substantial snowstorm.

East Rim Drive is substantially longer and more windy than West Rim Drive. It leaves the lake side several times to navigate around various landmarks. Along the southeastern side of the lake the roadway rounds Cloudcap, Dutton Ridge and Vidae Ridge, which removes it from the lakeshore for most of the distance. East Rim Drive opens approximately one month after West Rim Drive, usually in mid-July.","post_name":"rim-drive","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9785","lng":"-122.093","distance":"6.7","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/cycling\/hiking\/rim-drive\/","terms":"a Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7512","post_title":"Cleetwood Cove Trail","post_content":"The trail leading to Cleetwood Cove begins along East Rim Drive approximately four and a half miles east of North Junction. The route begins on the right side of Rim Drive at an elevation 6,850. It descends steeply using switchbacks on an 11% grade. The track ends one mile from the trailhead at an elevation of 6,176 feet.","post_name":"cleetwood-cove-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9794","lng":"-122.085","distance":"7.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/cleetwood-cove-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"672484","post_title":"Lost Creek Campground Crater Lake","post_content":"

The Lost Creek Campground lies three miles south of east Rim Drive on Pinnacles Road. It consists of 16 individual sites open for tents only. The facility lies at an elevation of 6,000 feet along the banks of Lost Creek in the Sand Creek drainage.<\/p>\r\n

Each site at this facility is available on a first come, first served basis. Campers can expect a picnic table and fire pit at their site with drinking water and flush toilets maintained at the facility. It is usually open by mid-July and closes in mid-September, although these dates are subject to change due to extreme weather conditions.  <\/p>\r\n

More information: http:\/\/www.craterlakeinstitute.com\/planning-visit\/services\/campgrounds.htm<\/a><\/p>","post_name":"lost-creek-campground-crater-lake","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.8792","lng":"-122.038","distance":"8.7","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/lost-creek-campground-crater-lake\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6902","post_title":"Mount Scott Trail","post_content":"This trail begins from the easternmost point of East Rim Drive, 14 miles east of Park Headquarters. The trail leads southward from East Rim Drive gaining elevation slowly in the first half mile. It begins climbing steeply along the western base of the peak, then turns eastward ascending to a ridge south of the summit. From this point the trail uses switchbacks to ascend the peak. The trail traverses northwestward to the western ridge then turns eastward for the final ascent. It ends two and a half miles from the trailhead on the 8,929-foot peak.","post_name":"mount-scott-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9285","lng":"-122.03","distance":"9.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/hiking\/mount-scott-trail\/","terms":"a Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6689","post_title":"Rock Top Nordic Trails","post_content":"ROCKTOP TRAIL #1064 (18 Miles) : Rocktop is the main loop trail out of 1000 Springs Sno-Park. This trail proceeds southwest at a 10% grade, leaving a lodgepole forest and entering into a Douglas fir and white fir habitat. The trail contours the canyon, providing views of the surrounding hills, then proceeds down to a partially frozen Crawford Creek, draped in snow covered hemlocks. The next canyon is a steady climb into older Douglas fir. East of Huckleberry Mountain there are wide-open meadows with gentle rolling hills that provide good off trail riding experiences.

Proceeding from Huckleberry Campground, the rider will find a relatively flat area for two miles. Proceed with caution. This area can be dangerous for snow machines as caverns can occur beneath the snow surface.

Along the trail there are views of Ginkgo and Union Creek Canyons, Rocktop Butte, and the Crater Lake area. There is a descent ranging from 2 \u00ad 15 % as the trail winds back to the trailhead.

GINKGO TRAIL # 1093 (10 Miles) : Ginkgo is a loop trail off of the Rocktop Trail. There are views down Ginkgo Creek and a beautiful view of Red Blanket Mountain. The trail extends for 10 miles and has a 1200-foot elevation change before it connects back into Rocktop Trail. Note: This is the lowest elevation trail; be sure to check weather conditions for adequate snow.

1000 SPRINGS TRAIL #1065 (7 Miles) : Thousand Springs Trail climbs at a 3-5 % grade, leaving lodgepole pine and entering into Douglas fir habitat. It parallels the Union Creek drainage, crosses the head of the canyon, and then proceeds slightly downhill to a junction with the Rocktop Trail.

HUCKLEBERRY TRAIL #1066 (6 Miles) : From Huckleberry Campground, Huckleberry Trail climbs at a 10% grade southeast to the top of the divide. At the divide, there is a beautiful view of Ginkgo Basin. The trail then descends at a 5-8% grade, paralleling Grouse Creek.

PIPELINE TRAIL #1067 (11 Miles) : The Pipeline Trail proceeds west out of Huckleberry Campground through second growth conifer forest. The route descends at between 2 \u00ad10 % grade for the first section of the loop then returns to the campground at about the same slope on the backstretch.

WHISKEY CREEK TRAIL #1068 (7.3 Miles) : Whiskey Creek Trail begins at Union Creek. It winds through Douglas fir, western white pine, white fir, and into lodge pole pine. The trail crosses Highway 62 twice, 1 \" miles from Union Creek and again a half mile from 1000 Springs Sno-Park. Crossings are posted with Stop\/Yield signs; proceed with caution. Note: From Union Creek to Hwy. 62, the trail is a combined use section, for both snowmobile and Nordic users.


","post_name":"rock-top-nordic-trails","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9087","lng":"-122.304","distance":"11.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/hiking\/rock-top-nordic-trails\/","terms":"a
Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6446","post_title":"Thousand Springs Sno-park and Nordic Trails","post_content":"OLD WAGON ROAD TRAIL - Easy to More Difficult (7.0 Miles) : Starting at the bulletin board, proceed on the trail past the snow shelter. The Nordic user will follow this combined use section of the Rocktop Trail (Easiest) for 1.5 miles. Since this section is near the snow shelter and the trail head, it can be very congested. Please be cautious and courteous. At 1.5 miles from the trailhead, the user turns onto the Old Wagon Road Nordic trail, which runs for 3.5 miles. Starting on Forest Service land, the trail follows a historic wagon road through Whiskey Creek Camp and into Crater Lake National Park. This section weaves through beautiful old growth trees and sections of the park seen by few visitors. After circling through the park, the trail reconnects with the Rocktop Trail near Thousand Springs. An opening along this section provides a picturesque view of Thousand Springs where many small springs bubble out of the ground. Follow the Rocktop Trail (combined use section) for two miles back to the Sno-Park.

The Old Wagon Road was first cleared by the U.S. Army troops in 1864 as a wagon route from Jacksonville to Fort Klamath \u00ad one of the first roads to cross the Southern Cascade Range. \"Whiskey Camp\", is said to have been named by soldiers after a wagon full of illegal whiskey was emptied into the creek. By the 1870's, the route was being used by early day tourists on their way to Crater Lake. Zane Grey, an author and adventurer, and many others traveled the \"Crater Lake Road\" by foot, horse, wagon, and automobile. By the 1930's, the old route had been replaced by present Hwy. 62. Although some of the abandoned road has returned to forest, ruts and axe-blazed trees are still visible along this section.

JACKPINE TRAIL - Easiest (7.5 miles; 15 round trip) : The Jackpine Trail is the main connection route between Thousand Springs and Farewell Bend Sno-Parks. Starting from the bulletin board, the 7.5 miles (one-way) of trail follows the combined use section of Whiskey Creek (Easiest) for the first half mile before turning into the Jackpine Nordic trail. Three and a half miles down the trail the skier can take the Union Creek Trail or stay on the Jackpine Trail for the remaining 3.5 miles to Farewell Bend Sno-Park. Prior to the Sno-Park, the trail turns into a combined use section for a short distance. Note: There is a very steep downhill stretch on this section, please look this over before attempting.

The Jackpine Trail follows a forest road through a diverse landscape. The skier will travel through heavily forested areas, both young and old. Several large openings along the trail provide areas to some exploring, before returning to the main trail. This section is a very easy ski and is great for beginners.

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NOTE: This trail is closed to all use from mid-December until April 1 for winter range protection.

There are numerous small creeks and springs located along the trail. Visitors should be aware that water in the wilderness and backcountry areas may not be safe to drink. Water is not tested and should be purified before drinking.
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Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7140","post_title":"Huckleberry Mountain Campground","post_content":"The Huckleberry Mountain Campground offers 12 tent \/ RV sites and 13 tent sites at 5,400 feet elevation. Facilities include well water and vault toilets.","post_name":"huckleberry-mountain-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.8771","lng":"-122.335","distance":"14.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/hiking\/huckleberry-mountain-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6370","post_title":"Varmint Creek Trail","post_content":"The Varmint Camp Trail is a pleasant hike or bike ride for a hot summer's day. The trail passes through a thick deciduous forest lined with big-leaf maple, and ends in an old-growth forest of Shasta red fir. Beginning on Forest Rd. #6205, the trail climbs gradually for the first mile, traversing Varmint Creek. At present, creek crossings do not have bridges; expect to get wet and muddy. Use special caution at high water as crossing may become hazardous. After crossing the creek, the trail climbs steeply for 1.5 miles through a dense conifer forest. The trail crosses a mountain meadow filled with wild onion. A good display of wildflowers may be seen in this area in midsummer

Caution should be exercised if using a motorcycle or bike on this trail. The tread is narrow and rocky in places. The trail ends on Forest Rd. #830
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Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6382","post_title":"Upper Rogue Trail (Crater Rim Viewpoint to Hamaker Campground)","post_content":"Beginning at the Crater Rim Viewpoint, this section of the Upper Rogue Trail passes through a stand of lodgepole pine. The trees show how hard it is for vegetation to grow on the frothy ash that covered the area when Mt. Mazama erupted over 6,800 years ago.

Approximately half a mile after leaving the trailhead, the Boundary Springs Trail intersects with the Upper Rogue River Trail. This trail provides a 7.2 mile link for those wishing to connect with the Pacific Crest Trail. The upper Rogue River Trail continues to the right at this junction and heads downstream. The next two miles offers spectacular views. One vista overlooks a sharp hairpin turn sculpted into the cliff by the river. Just beyond this, Ruth Falls can be heard far below. A steep, unstable pumice cliff prevents more than a glimpse of the falls through the trees. Two miles further downstream, the trail approaches Rough Rider Falls. The trail leaves the river at this point and travels 2.5 miles through the woods, crossing Forest road #6530 and returning to the river's edge at Hamaker Campground on Forest road #900.
","post_name":"upper-rogue-trail-crater-rim-viewpoint-to-hamaker-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.0909","lng":"-122.221","distance":"14.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/upper-rogue-trail-crater-rim-viewpoint-to-hamaker-campground\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"671542","post_title":"Tom and Jerry Trail","post_content":"The Tom and Jerry Trail provides access to the northern end of the Sky Lakes Wilderness. This area receives less use than the lake basins, and can provide solitude for those wishing to spend some time alone. McKie Shelter is an old trail camp location. The shelter was built between 1934 and 1936, and was named after a sheepherder, Tom McKie. Numerous meadows, small streams, and rock formations in the McKie vicinity make this an interesting area to explore. The Mudjekeewis Trail provides spectacular views of the Middle Fork Canyon, which is over 3,000 feet deep. Both of these trails can be very rocky in places. Horse feed is plentiful.

Water is available along the first 1.5 mile, and then the trail is dry until you reach McKie Shelter. There is no water available on the Mudjekeewis Trail. Visitors should be aware that water in the wilderness and backcountry areas may not be safe to drink. Water is not tested and should be purified before drinking.


","post_name":"tom-and-jerry-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.7561","lng":"-122.295","distance":"15.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/tom-and-jerry-trail\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7060","post_title":"Lakewest Nordic Trail","post_content":"Starting on the south side of the highway, the skier follows the Lakewest trail four miles to the Taylor Caine snow shelter. This trail is a combined use trail and is periodically groomed for snowmobiles. The skier follows the same route back to Sno-Park to complete the trip.

The Lakewest trail follows the old Diamond Lake Highway. The road maintains a character with ups and downs and lots of turns along the way. The trail starts out in a stand of lodgepole trees that seem to thicken as you go. Right before reaching Lakewest, the Upper Rogue River is crossed just a short distance from its origin at Boundary Springs within Crater Lake National Park. At Lakewest, is the Taylor Caine shelter built by the Grants Pass Nordic Club honoring a long time member. The shelter has a stove to warm up by prior to the return trip. Please be considerate of others in use of this shelter, once it is gone, there may never be another.

The elevation of this trail ranges from 5000' to 5400'. Be sure to check weather conditions before starting.

","post_name":"lakewest-nordic-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.1288","lng":"-122.136","distance":"16.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/hiking\/lakewest-nordic-trail\/","terms":"a Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6630","post_title":"Sevenmile Trail","post_content":"From the trailhead at an elevation of 5,480 feet, the Sevenmile Trail crosses Sevenmile Creek and gradually climbs the gentle slopes along the northwest edge of Sevenmile Marsh. The trail winds in and out of lodgepole\/ponderosa pine stands and flowered meadows. The stream margins and wet meadows characteristic of this trail are especially fragile microenvironments; please protect them by practicing minimum trace visitation.

The trail joins the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 at a distance of about 1.9 miles. Turn left onto the Pacific Crest Trail and travel about three miles southwest to the Seven Lakes Basin, the northernmost basin in the Sky Lakes Wilderness. Turn right at the same junction, travel an eighth of a mile, then turn left onto an unmarked trail which will take you to Ranger Springs, where the water bubbles up from the east and both wildflowers and mosquitoes abound.","post_name":"sevenmile-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.689","lng":"-122.158","distance":"16.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/sevenmile-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7614","post_title":"Broken Arrow Campground","post_content":"The Broken Arrow Campground is located in the Diamond Lake Recreation Area. Set back from the shore in lodgepole pine forest, at the south end of Diamond Lake, is a quiet, less-hectic playground for golden mantle ground squirrels. This picturesque spot boasts views of both Mount Bailey and Mount Thielsen. The campground features interpretive programs provided in the summer at the amphitheater in addition to the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway.

Facilities at the campground include 147 trailer and tent units, tables,
fireplaces, running water, flush toilets, showers, garbage bins, gray water sumps, and an RV dump station.

The Thielsen View Forest Service Campground with 60 camping units is located on the west shore and the Diamond Lake Forest Service Campground with 238 camping units is on east shore. The area also features the Forest Service South Shore Picnic with 26 single family picnic tables, 10 group picnic tables, a lighted pavilion, barbeques, fire pits, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, a playground, a bathroom, and a swimming beach.

A full service resort operating under special use permit from the Umpqua National Forest including motel units, cabins, a restaurant, a pizza parlor, two grocery stores, a sporting goods shop, a post office, a service station, propane, a Landromat, a swimming beach, boat and mountain bike rentals, moorage, charter fishing, hunting and fishing licenses, and horseback riding stables is also located in the Diamond Lake Recreation Area.

Also located in the area is the privately operated Recreational Vehicle park operating under special use permit from the Umpqua National Forest including 160 RV units with full hookups, laundry, shower facilities, and a recreation hall.
","post_name":"broken-arrow-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.1347","lng":"-122.143","distance":"16.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/cycling\/hiking\/broken-arrow-campground\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6638","post_title":"Scott Creek Campground","post_content":"The Scott Creek Campground offers six tent \/ RV sites at 4,700 feet elevation. This is a rustic campground with few amenities. Major activities include camping and hunting. There is no fee for use of the area and sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

","post_name":"scott-creek-campground-2","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.8861","lng":"-121.924","distance":"17.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/hiking\/scott-creek-campground-2\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6378","post_title":"Upper Rogue Trail (Hamaker Campground to Foster Creek)","post_content":"This ten mile section of the Upper Rogue Trail winds through marshy meadows and carves channels in buff-colored pumice. The trail begins on Forest Road #900, across from Hamaker Campground and heads away from the river through a stand of white fir and western white pine. It joins the river two miles later near the confluence of Muir Creek and the Rogue.

The trail continues south through grassy meadows with alder thickets and huckleberry bushes bordering the marshy river channel. After crossing Hurryon Creek, the grade fluctuates as the trail crosses a series of pumice banks before reaching the riverbank again near Highway Falls. The river pours over a short section of rapids, then turns sharply south to parallel Highway 230.

Beyond Highway Falls, the trail climbs to the top of a pumice cliff and offers a dramatic view of the river, finding its way through a maze of logjams far below. The trail descends with a series of switchbacks to the riverbank, following it closely through a secluded stand of mature forest. After crossing National Creek on a footlog, the trail climbs to Forest road #6530, crosses the river on the road bridge embankment to continue south along the west bank. The last half mile of trail climbs along the pumice road cut overlooking the highway and drops through a series of switchbacks to the Foster Creek trailhead.
","post_name":"upper-rogue-trail-hamaker-campground-to-foster-creek","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.0568","lng":"-122.33","distance":"17.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/upper-rogue-trail-hamaker-campground-to-foster-creek\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6883","post_title":"National Creek Falls Trail","post_content":"The National Creek Falls Trail is an excellent day hike for the whole family! The trail descends through a shaded, mixed conifer forest, ending at the base of National Creek Falls. Fed by springs on the pumice flanks of Mt. Mazama, National Creek flows year-round even in drought years. The falls provide a cool, moist oasis in the hot summer heat.

The National Creek drainage was a popular layover site for travelers on the old John Day Trail that passed just north of here at Lake West. Blazed out in the early 1860's by miners and stockmen, this route was used for travel from the Rogue Valley to the newly discovered gold mines in the John Day Valley. Reopened in 1910 by the Forest Service, this wagon road became known as the Diamond Lake Road.


","post_name":"national-creek-falls-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.0334","lng":"-122.346","distance":"17.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/national-creek-falls-trail\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6921","post_title":"Minnehaha Trail","post_content":"The Minnehaha Creek crossing was a popular layover site for travelers on the old John Day Trail that passed just north of here at Lake West. Blazed out in the early 1860's by miners and stockmen, this route was used for travel from the Rogue Valley to the newly discovered gold mines in the John Day Valley. Reopened in 1910 by the Forest Service, this wagon road became known as the Diamond Lake Road.

The trail begins on an old road for the first half mile, then gradually narrows as it enters the Minnehaha drainage. The trail passes several beautiful meadows before climbing briefly over pumice bluffs overlooking Minnehaha Creek, offering great views of small waterfalls below. Eroded pumice bluffs and exposed lava rock are evidence of the glowing avalanches of Mt. Mazama ash that covered this area over 6,800 years ago.

The trail continues through a forest of old-growth Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, and western white pine. An array of plants carpets the forest floor, including wild strawberries, huckleberries, Oregon grape and vanilla leaf. The trail returns to the river's edge just prior to reaching the Soda Springs Trail junction.

","post_name":"minnehaha-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.0663","lng":"-122.322","distance":"17.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/cycling\/hiking\/minnehaha-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7208","post_title":"Hamaker Campground","post_content":"The Hamaker Campground offers 10 tent \/ trailer sites at 4000 feet elevation. Facilities include well water and vault toilets and there are opportunities for hiking and fishing.","post_name":"hamaker-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.0562","lng":"-122.33","distance":"17.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/hamaker-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6929","post_title":"Middle Fork Trail","post_content":"The Middle Fork Trail follows the south bank of the river for six miles through large stands of hemlock and fir. Maple and alder are scattered throughout the bottom of the canyon and along the canyon walls. There are many good camping spots even though this may not be obvious from the trail.

Over the final 2.5 miles, the trail climbs steeply out of the canyon to a junction with the Alta Lake Trail on Gopher Ridge. A 30-mile loop is possible by linking the Alta Lake, Devils Peak, Pacific Crest, McKie Camp, and Halifax Trails. If the hiker is careful to avoid the lakes in the Seven Lakes Basin, the entire loop may be completed without encountering another party.

Water is available a short distance from the trail along most of its length. Visitors should be aware that water in the wilderness and backcountry areas might not be safe to drink. Water is not tested and should be purified before drinking.

NOTE: There is no horse feed in the canyon. Also, the lower segment of the Middle Fork Trail is usually accessible by May 15

","post_name":"middle-fork-trail-2","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.7249","lng":"-122.303","distance":"18.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/middle-fork-trail-2\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"672512","post_title":"Muir Creek Trail","post_content":"Beginning at the confluence of Muir Creek and the Rogue River, the Muir Creek Trail traverses the west bank of Muir Creek for 3.9 miles. Passing through a forest of Douglas-fir, western white pine, and western hemlock, the trail offers views of high mountain meadows and thickets of box alder along the meandering creek.

The early morning hiker may spot elk and deer grazing in the river meadows. Tiger lilies, columbine, and scarlet gilia are common floral vegetation in the moist, open meadows and along the stream banks.

Besides viewing the abundant wildlife in the area, this trail provides opportunities for picnicking and fishing for cutthroat trout. Huckleberries, blackberries, and strawberries are found towards the north end of the trail. Listen for Muir Creek Falls located approximately three miles north of the trailhead.

Water is plentiful along the trail; however, we recommend that you carry your own water. Cattle frequent the area, and water sources could be contaminated. The Muir Creek Trail ends at the Buck Canyon cutoff trail, \" mile from road #6560.
","post_name":"muir-creek-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.0477","lng":"-122.352","distance":"18.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/muir-creek-trail\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7209","post_title":"Hamaker Loop Trails","post_content":"LAKE WEST TRAIL #1069 (10 MILES) : Beginning at the West Diamond Lake Sno-Park, the Lake West Trail goes through an open forest of lodgepole pine, gradually, descends in to a canyon, crosses over the Rogue River, and then proceeds gently downhill until the depression of Lake West appears to the south. A snow shelter built by the Grants Pass Nordic Ski Club is located at Lake West. Please feel free to use the shelter, showing respect and consideration for others who wish to use it and those who donated their time and money to build it. Once this shelter is gone, there may never be another to replace it. After a mile of gradual decent, there is a steep pitch where the trail crosses Mazama Creek. Proceed here with CAUTION. After leaving the Mazama Creek canyon, the trail continues gradually downhill to where the lodgepole forest is replaced by Shasta red fir, white fir, and Douglas fir. From the intersection with the Hamaker Loop Trail, the Lake West Trail continues gradually downhill for four miles to HWY. 230.

HAMAKER LOOP TRAIL # 1062 (10.5 MILES) *CLOSED DUE TO WASHOUT* : This is a loop trail off of the Lake West Trail through old growth Douglas-fir forests. This trail provides views of Minnehaha Creek and the rocky outcrop of Hamaker Butte. About halfway through the trail near Hamaker Bluffs, one can catch a view of Crater Lake Rim, Mt. Thielson, and Mt. Bailey. The trail continues gradually down hill from this point.

DIVIDE TRAIL # 1063 (4.1 MILES) : Beginning at the Hamaker Campground turnoff on Hwy. 230, the Divide Trail proceeds in a northwesterly direction up to the Rogue-Umpqua Divide. It connects with the Fish Creek and Old Man Trails on the Diamond Lake Ranger District, and eventually loops back to the West Diamond Lake Sno-Park.

","post_name":"hamaker-loop-trails","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.0716","lng":"-122.336","distance":"18.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/hiking\/hamaker-loop-trails\/","terms":"a Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"672496","post_title":"ByBee Snowmobile Trail","post_content":"The Bybee Creek Trail follows Forest Road #6530 and is flat and straight for most of the northern section. The midsection of the trail follows the old Diamond Lake Highway, winding through a dense, old growth forest down into the beautiful gorge of Copeland Creek. The southern section passes through Douglas fir and white fir forests. Proceed with caution as you approach the Bybee Creek snowmobile bridge, which is at the bottom of a very steep hill. The remainder of the trail goes through lodgepole pines and large Douglas fir, white pine and hemlock. There is a beautiful view of Rabbit Ears from the southern section of the trail.

The trail connects with the Hamaker Loop Trail #1062 and the Whiskey Creek Trail #1063.
","post_name":"bybee-snowmobile-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.0488","lng":"-122.353","distance":"18.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/hiking\/bybee-snowmobile-trail\/","terms":"a
Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7242","post_title":"Geyser Springs Trail","post_content":"The Geyser Springs Trail was once part of an old Forest Service trail system and telephone line that ran from the Imnaha Guard Station, down the Middle Fork Canyon. It led up to Bessie Rock Guard Station and ended at Bessie Rock Lookout. Used for fire watch communications in the 1920's, the telephone line and much of the trail were abandoned in the 1960's.

Beginning on Forest road #300, the trail drops to the Middle Fork of the Rogue River. The springs are located about 1\/3 mile from the road, 25 feet below the trail. There is no established trail leading to the springs. However, several small springs and waterfalls can be viewed for those hiking down to the river. Fishing is excellent for native rainbow and brook trout.

Note: Due to low volume of use this trail receives limited maintenance. Be prepared to encounter brush and downed logs.
","post_name":"geyser-springs-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.7335","lng":"-122.327","distance":"18.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/cycling\/hiking\/geyser-springs-trail\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7383","post_title":"Diamond Lake Campground","post_content":"Meandering along most of the east shore of mile-high Diamond Lake in the Diamond Lake Recreation Area, the Diamond Lake Campground offers social lakeshore camping and friendly smiles near the more secluded inshore camps. The campground features interpretive programs provided in the summer at the amphitheater and the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway.

Facilities at the campground include tables, fireplaces, running water, flush toilets, showers, garbage bins, gray water sumps, an RV dump station, an amphitheater, an information gatehouse, two boat ramps and a fish cleaning station.

The Thielsen View Forest Service Campground offers 60 camping units on the west shore and the Broken Arrow Forest Service Campground offers 147 camping units at the south end. In addition, the Diamond Lake Recreation Area features the Forest Service South Shore Picnic area with 26 single family picnic tables, 10 group picnic tables, a lighted pavilion, barbeques, fire pits, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, a playground, a bathroom, and a swimming beach.

Also in the area is a full service resort operating under special use permit from the Umpqua National Forest including: motel units and cabins, restaurant, pizza parlor, 2 grocery stores, a sporting goods shop, post office, service station, propane, Landromat, showers, swimming beach, boat and mountain bike rentals, moorage, charter fishing, hunting and fishing licenses and horseback riding stables.

Finally, the area offers a privately operated Recreational Vehicle park operating under special use permit from the Umpqua National Forest including 160 RV units with full hookups, laundry, shower facilities and a recreation hall for guests.

","post_name":"diamond-lake-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.1611","lng":"-122.133","distance":"18.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/cycling\/hiking\/diamond-lake-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"8814","post_title":"Briars Patch Sled Dogs Llc","post_content":"","post_name":"briars-patch-sled-dogs-llc","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.705","lng":"-121.996","distance":"19.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/guides-charters-recreation\/briars-patch-sled-dogs-llc\/","terms":"a Guides & Charter<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"8977","post_title":"Ed Miranda Sr Guide Service","post_content":"","post_name":"ed-miranda-sr-guide-service","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.705","lng":"-121.996","distance":"19.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/guides-charters-recreation\/fishing-guides-charters\/hunting\/ed-miranda-sr-guide-service\/","terms":"a Hunting Guide<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6293","post_title":"Wood River Day Use Area","post_content":"The Wood River Day Use Area offers four picnic sites at 4,200 feet elevation. The area offers fully accessible trails, fishing platforms and restrooms, but bring your own drinking water. Picnicking, fishing and wildlife viewing are popular activities. There is no fee for use of the area and tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

","post_name":"wood-river-day-use-area","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.7096","lng":"-121.99","distance":"19.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/wood-river-day-use-area\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6379","post_title":"Upper Rogue Trail (Foster Creek to Big Bend Trailhead)","post_content":"For seven miles of easy walking, this portion of the Upper Rogue Trail explores a peaceful section of the Rogue River Canyon, then continues south to join Hershberger Rd. #6510. The scene is unique because it reveals the Rogue's continuing struggle to recover from the pumice avalanche that buried its channel during the eruptions of Mt. Mazama. Eroded pumice bluffs and exposed lava rock from earlier lava flows testify to the river's erosive abilities. Here, the Rogue follows a meandering path through a maze of abandoned oxbows, peninsulas, and forested islands.

Leaving from the Foster Creek trailhead on Highway 230, the trail fords Foster Creek and finds its way through a brushy riparian thicket into a mature conifer forest. A varied array of small plants carpets the forest floor. The most common species are vanilla leaf, squaw carpet, Oregon grape, inside-out flower, pinemat Manzanita, and wild strawberry.

About one mile downstream, the trail leaves the river for a short time to climb a pumice cliff. The trail also passes through one of many marshy areas inhabited by skunk cabbage and a variety of small water creatures.

Besides the abundant wildlife of the area, cattle are frequently seen grazing in the meadows along the riverbank. Several large logjams slow the flow of the river and offer shelter for cutthroat trout. Five miles downstream, on the south side of the footbridge, the trail passes the abandoned half mile trail west to the old Brown's Cabin trailhead. Brown's Cabin was the site of an early day Forest Service ranger station. Continuing south, the trail climbs and traverses a pumice bluff with views of the rapids below. The trail follows the river's edge as it winds around Big Bend and terminates on Forest road #6510, one mile from the junction with Hwy. 230.

","post_name":"upper-rogue-trail-foster-creek-to-big-bend-trailhead","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9883","lng":"-122.396","distance":"19.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/upper-rogue-trail-foster-creek-to-big-bend-trailhead\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6388","post_title":"Union Creek Trail","post_content":"The charm of the Union Creek Trail lies in the diverse beauty of Union Creek and the Douglas-fir forest through which it flows. This route will appeal to both fishermen and hikers.

Upstream from Hwy. 62, Union Creek winds along an ever changing channel. Some sections have become dry due to diversion of water caused by the numerous logjams in the creek bed. Logjams can result from timber harvesting, beaver dams, windthrow, and undercutting of tree roots by the stream. Majestic examples of old-growth Douglas-fir and an abundant variety of flowering herbs and shrubs line the trail. Further upstream, the creek bank is well defined by moss-covered volcanic rock.

About three miles from the highway, the trail offers a beautiful view of Union Falls just before turning north for a half mile trek in the forest to the upper trailhead. The trail ends on Forest Road #610, a half mile from its junction with Hwy. 62
","post_name":"union-creek-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9143","lng":"-122.415","distance":"19.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/union-creek-trail\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7729","post_title":"Alta Lake Trail","post_content":"The lightly traveled Alta Lake Trail begins at Wallowa Creek and climbs two miles to the open forestland on the south slope of Gopher Ridge. The trail then continues on to junction with the Middle Fork, King Spruce, and Seven Lakes Trails. Good camping areas are present both to the east and west of Alta Lake on high ground. There is no horse feed available at Alta Lake. Water is present only at Boulder Pond and Alta Lake and Boulder Pond may be dry by September. Visitors should be aware that water in the wilderness and backcountry areas might not be safe to drink. Water is not tested and should be purified before drinking.

NOTE: Always camp at least 100 feet from lakes, streams, and trails. Please practice \"no-trace\" camping. This will increase the carrying capacity of the land and allow each visitor a chance to experience the solitude they seek in this special area.","post_name":"alta-lake-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.658","lng":"-122.233","distance":"19.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/alta-lake-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"93560","post_title":"Cat Ski Mt. Bailey","post_content":"

Find your way to steep and untracked chutes, big bowl descents, and high speed arcs through old growth Mountain Hemlock glades. The snowcat skiing and riding on Mt. Bailey is as good as it gets, and with only one cat operating on 6,000 acres you know you'll be getting the goods %u2014 and upwards of 20,000 vertical feet of it.<\/p>","post_name":"cat-ski-mt-bailey","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.1758","lng":"-122.138","distance":"20.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/mountains-hills\/cat-ski-mt-bailey\/","terms":"a Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7250","post_title":"Garwood Butte Trail","post_content":"The Garwood Butte Trail offers access to Garwood Butte Lookout. It begins with a gentle climb and becomes steep and rocky with narrow switchbacks and protruding rocks. At .4 miles up the trail, Mt. Bailey is visible through the trees. At 1 mile the trail gets steep and rocky (gains 1,000 feet in elevation in 1.5 miles) and the Crater Lake Rim can be seen to the southeast. The footing is difficult on the last few feet of the climb. The lookout at the end of the trail features excellent views of Old Man Camp, Bear Creek, Mt. Bailey and the Crater Lake Rim.

Once named Bear Butte, the lookout was built in 1942 using the L-4 cab design. The butte and the lookout were renamed Garwood for Leroy Garwood, a one time District Ranger on the Diamond Lake Ranger District who died in 1944. Caution is recommended near the lookout as the structure is in poor condition.

This trail is a challenge for experienced mountain bikers.
","post_name":"garwood-butte-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.1448","lng":"-122.281","distance":"20.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/cycling\/hiking\/garwood-butte-trail\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7252","post_title":"Garwood Butte Trail","post_content":"The Garwood Butte Trail offers access to Garwood Butte Lookout. It begins with a gentle climb and becomes steep and rocky with narrow switchbacks and protruding rocks. At .4 miles up the trail, Mt. Bailey is visible through the trees. At 1 mile the trail gets steep and rocky (gains 1,000 feet in elevation in 1.5 miles) and the Crater Lake Rim can be seen to the southeast. The footing is difficult on the last few feet of the climb. The lookout at the end of the trail features excellent views of Old Man Camp, Bear Creek, Mt. Bailey and the Crater Lake Rim.

Once named Bear Butte, the lookout was built in 1942 using the L-4 cab design. The butte and the lookout were renamed Garwood for Leroy Garwood, a one time District Ranger on the Diamond Lake Ranger District who died in 1944. Caution is recommended near the lookout as the structure is in poor condition.

This trail is a challenge for experienced mountain bikers.
","post_name":"garwood-butte-trail-2","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.1448","lng":"-122.281","distance":"20.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/garwood-butte-trail-2\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7731","post_title":"Alkali Creek Falls Trail","post_content":"Alkali Creek Meadows was a popular sheepherders' camp at the turn of the century. Many of the herdsmen came from the central Oregon area where alkali lakes and flats were commonly found. While no alkali (or salt content) areas are known in the Rogue drainages, the name could have been chosen to reflect the herdsmen's home territory.

The trail is a short climb to the lower end of Alkali Falls. Here, Alkali Creek drops 600 vertical feet in a rocky chute. The falls are most spectacular in the late spring when snowmelt is the greatest in the high meadows. The water flow decreases in late summer, and may be dry in drought years.

Note: Due to low volume of use this trail does not get maintained regularly. Expect to encounter logs and brush
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One mile south of the Flat Creek crossing, the trail junctions with a tie-thru trail which leads to a footbridge crossing the Rogue River. This bridge provides access to the Rogue Gorge Trail and the north end of the Natural Bridge Campground. Continuing south on the Upper Rogue River Trail for the final mile of this segment leads to the Natural Bridge Viewpoint and footbridge. This area is one-half mile west of Hwy. 62, accessible by Forest Road #300.

Note: Flat Creek has no bridge and must be waded. Water levels can be high in spring and after heavy rains.
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Because this trail is located in the Mount Thielsen Wilderness, all motorized and mountain bike use is prohibited as stated in the Forest Plan.
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NOTE: Always camp at least 100 feet from lakes, streams, and trails. Please practice \"no-trace\" camping. This will increase the carrying capacity of the land and it will allow each visitor a chance to experience the solitude they seek in this special area. Horses must be kept at least 200 feet from lakes. There is no grazing permitted near lakeshores. Visitors should be aware that water in the wilderness and backcountry areas may not be safe to drink. Water is not tested and should be purified before drinking.

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Beckie’s Cafe, listed on the National Historic Register, was built in the early 1920s by Ed Beckelhymer and sits along the banks of Union Creek, near the Rogue River, a scenic waterway that is enjoyed by many rafters and fishermen. Historic Beckie’s is known for its huckleberry pie, with local-picked fruit. Year after year guests return to the fresh mountain air and the smell of the pines, getting back in touch with nature in a peaceful and tranquil setting that takes them back in time.<\/p>","post_name":"beckies-cafe","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9072","lng":"-122.445","distance":"22.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/eat-drink\/restaurants\/american\/beckies-cafe\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6680","post_title":"Rogue Gorge Campground","post_content":"Rogue Gorge is a day use area featuring the Rogue Gorge Interpretive Trail. The site also offers vault toilets which are handicapped accessible. Opening and closing dates for this facility are variable due to weather.","post_name":"rogue-gorge-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.9066","lng":"-122.449","distance":"22.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/rogue-gorge-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"672399","post_title":"Donna Lake Trail","post_content":"From the southern junction with the Sky Lakes Trail, the Donna Lake Trail winds along a fairly gentle slope through the lush forest, past Donna and Deep Lakes, before rejoining the Sky Lakes Trail. Wandering away from the trail offers glimpses through the trees of the glacially carved features of the Cherry Creek Natural Research Area to the east. The striking scenery along this trail is a reminder of our responsibility to protect this primitive wilderness environment by practicing minimum impact visitation.","post_name":"donna-lake-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.6037","lng":"-122.197","distance":"23.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/donna-lake-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}