Hiking Project Logo

Lower Rogue River Trail #1168

 3.0 (2)
Zoom in to see details
Map Key


12.5 Miles 20.2 Kilometers

1,965' 599 m


-2,242' -683 m



Avg Grade (4°)


Max Grade (17°)

791' 241 m


72' 22 m



All Clear 99 days ago

Getting forecast...

This rough and rugged historical trail connects eastern Gold Beach area near Lobster Creek to the town of Agness.

Erin Kessler

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The trail is currently being rehabilitated with help from the Forest Service and volunteers with the Wild Rivers Coast Mountain Biking Association. Full opening of trail is planned to be completed end of summer 2018. Use trail at your own risk.


You can access this wilderness trail from either Agness or just east of Lobster Creek. To access the southern trailhead, from Highway 101 in Gold Beach, take either Jerrys Flat Road or North Bank Rogue River Road to Lobster Creek bridge. If on Jerry Flat Road, cross the bridge to the north side of the Rogue River and follow the signs to Lower Rogue River Trail Trailhead down a rugged gravel road (Silver Creek Road) for a few miles.

The westernmost access to the trail itself starts off from the small parking area at the corner of Agness Illahe Rd and Cougar Lane near the air strip, or at the community building off Cougar Lane.

This is a rough and narrow trail and work is currently being done in 2018 to rehab and clean up the trail. Expect steep climbs, some clambering (due to downed trees), washouts, stream crossings, and patches of poison oak. The trail follows along the north bank of the famous Rogue River. Look for black bears, salmon, ospreys, eagles, and other wildlife as you wind along the river.

The eastern section within 1-2 miles of Agness is a little better, but look out for fallen trees and washouts after winter storms. Agness has some limited amenities, camping, and seasonal restaurants available.


You & This Trail

Rate Quality

   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins


Oct 11, 2018
Bruce Hope
Trail has been almost completely rehabilitated and cleared - no longer rough and rugged. Beautiful hike through varied forest and old growth.

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 2 votes


  3.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star


in Oregon


36 Views Last Month
170 Since Mar 15, 2018
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Bruce Hope
Medford, OR
Bruce Hope   Medford, OR
This trail was completely rehabilitated in 2018. There have been a few minor re-routes to avoid private property. The trail still crosses private property in several places, which is why you need to stay on the trail at all times. The western trailhead is now at the end of Forest Road 3533 (Silver Creek Road) about 5.5 miles from its junction with Lobster Creek Road (Forest Road 3310). You can save a little walking by driving farther east on FR 3533-340 but the road is pretty rough. There is parking for 4-6 vehicles at the western trailhead but no amenities. Oct 11, 2018

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking