Upper Rogue Trail (Big Bend to Natural Bridge Viewpoint )
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This section of the Upper Rogue Trail rises and falls with frequent switchbacks following gullies in the terrain. Two miles south, a steep forested slope overlooks the Farewell Bend Campground across the river. At the southern end of the campground area, the trail momentarily descends to river level to view the river raging through the long, narrow chute of a collapsed lava tube. Continuing south, the trail wanders away from the river.
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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