12 miles
5,037 ft
-5,428 ft
832 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Rogue River Trail


  • Riding Area
    Gold Beach
    Gold Beach, Oregon
  • AKA
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Spring through Fall
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

This is a true backcountry singletrack, river trail. Expect fun quick descents, roots, stream crossings, steep punchy climbs, hike-a-bikes, bridges, and patches of poison oak. The trail contours, dives, and climbs along the north bank of the famous Rogue River. Look for black bears, salmon, ospreys, eagles and other wildlife as you trek along the river. Save your energy for the final 2 miles. Use EXTREME CAUTION at Copper Canyon, it is best to walk this section. Preferred direction is riding up stream from Lobster Creek to Agness, but can be completed as a long out and back.
This is a great ride to shuttle.
Agness has some limited amenities, camping, and seasonal restaurants available. The town of Gold Beach is the main hub for this route.

Access Info

You can access this backcountry trail from either Agness (end of Cougar Rd. park at Community Building across from Lucas Lodge) or just east of Lobster Creek Bridge by following the FS road and signs to the Lower Rogue River Trailhead. From Highway 101 in Gold Beach, take either Jerry's Flat Road or North Bank Rogue River Road to Lobster Creek bridge. Cross the bridge (if applicable) to the NORTH side of the Rogue River, turn east at the intersection onto the gravel NF-3533 road, and follow the signs to Lower Rogue River Trail Trailhead down a long gravel road. The trail itself starts off from the small parking area and loops around the seasonal pond. There is a de-commissioned outhouse that is being rebuilt (Fall 201Cool .
Access from Agness: From Agness Illahe Rd, take a right at the Old Agness Store/Post Office onto Cougar Ln. You can park along the road or at the Community Building across from Lucas Lodge. Follow the dirt road until you see the narrow trail to the right. Please be mindful of Private Property and stay on the trail!


This trail has exposure and high-consequence downslope areas.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Rogue River Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -391 ft
  • Altitude min
    50 ft
  • Altitude start
    567 ft
  • Altitude end
    176 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,905 ft
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on Nov 21, 2018
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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Directions to lower-rogue-river-trail trailhead (42.495590, -124.209690)
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Lower Rogue... Trail Reports

Nov 21, 2018 @ 7:44am
13 mins
USFS is working on kiosks on both ends of the trail and installing signage through the “cattle lands” on the Agness end of the trail. There...
Nov 19, 2018 @ 1:14pm
2 days
reporter The whole trail is riding great. There are hike-a-bike sections, a few downed trees, and confusing wayfinding in the Cattle Lands area. USFS did...
Sep 28, 2018 @ 9:46am
Sep 28, 2018
Brushed loop. Fixed a couple drainages in the first few miles. Brought signs, posts and bridge timbers up to Slide Creek. Raked trail to pit toilet.
Jul 12, 2018 @ 11:42am
Jul 12, 2018
Rode the western 4.5 miles as an out-and-back. The new trailwork looks great! The surface and shoulders are still soft and will get bedded in as...
Jun 10, 2018 @ 8:39am
Jun 10, 2018
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