Rocky Rim Trail #1572
ElevationAscent: 2,806' 855 m
Descent: -1,144' -349 m
High: 5,919' 1,804 m
Low: 4,010' 1,222 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 56% (29°)
Popular hikes nearby
Wizard Island Summit Trail
2.5 mi 4.0 km • Out and Back • 736 ft Ascent 224.3 m Ascent
Sun Notch Trail
0.5 mi 0.8 km • Point to Point • 129 ft Ascent 39.37 m Ascent
Crater Peak Trail
2.8 mi 4.5 km • Point to Point • 729 ft Ascent 222.14 m Ascent
Mount Scott Trail
4.5 mi 7.2 km • Out and Back • 1,236 ft Ascent 376.74 m Ascent
Tenas Peak Loop
13.0 mi 20.9 km • Loop • 2,303 ft Ascent 702.03 m Ascent
Odell to Windigo Loop
54.6 mi 87.8 km • Loop • 6,018 ft Ascent 1834.37 m Ascent
“This is a trail along the narrow backbone of Rocky Rim, past volcanic rocks and spires, with big views along the way.”— Bruce Hope
From the Beaver Swamp Trailhead, the trail climbs easily for 2.5 miles, through an area burned by the 2002 Tiller Complex Fire, to the base of the Palisades, an outcropping of volcanic rocks and spires. The trail through the burned area may be a little hard to follow in a few places, so keep an eye out for it. The #1572 climbs around the Palisades to the top of the cliffs, with Fish Lake visible far below.
At 3.5 miles from the trailhead, you pass a junction with the Rocky Ridge Trail #1571 and, shortly thereafter, reach Rocky Ridge, with its views of Fish Lake and remote Castle Creek, as well as distant views of Mounts Thielsen and Bailey.
The trail continues south along the narrow, open, rocky ridge for a short distance, and enters trees and sub-alpine meadows, before emerging (at 4.6 miles from the trailhead) into the open again for a narrow, rocky traverse below the impressive volcanic spires that form Standoff Point. These are some of the tallest volcanic spires in this wilderness.
After passing beneath Standoff Point, the #1572 goes back into the forest for an easy, almost level, journey to its end at a junction with the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail #1470.
Hiked this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: USFS - Umpqua National Forest Office