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4 Day Raft Supported Lodge to Lodge Hiking Trip

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Join us for a wonderful escape from the modern world on a unique and rare digital detox vacation. For four days, your feet (and our outstanding guides!) will lead you on an adventure through a remote wilderness that will invigorate your soul.

These trips are offered from May through mid-June and September through October. From the first night at the historic Morrisons Lodge to the van ride back to where you began, this trip is an all-inclusive adventure of a lifetime.

Our hiking trips begin at Grave Creek trailhead about 30 miles west of the town of Grants Pass. The elevation at the trailhead is 689 feet and at Foster Bar the elevation is 474. There are ups and downs, forest and meadow, and a raft to ride whenever you please. The trip takes 4 days and 4 nights.

The Paradise Hike is a special version of this trip that includes a night a Black Bar Lodge and two nights at Paradise Lodge. As a bonus, you will float the Rogue River’s most exciting rapid: Blossom Bar. This is for people who have gone on our hikes and want to explore another itinerary on this famous trail, those that would like to try their hand a Blossom Bar Rapid, and those that want a few more miles on the trail (4 more miles total).

4 Day Raft Supported Lodge to Lodge Hiking Trip

Wild and Scenic Rogue River

Spring: $1,349.00 per person
Fall: $1,399.00 per person

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* Trip price subject to 3% BLM fee and $10.00 USFS per person user fee. All reservations for hiking are based on double occupancy. Bookings must be done in even-numbered groupings. No Singles or odd number groups can be accommodated due to lodge space.

 

All about the 4 Day Raft Supported Lodge to Lodge Hiking Trip.

Trip Dates

Click the Check Availability & Book Now button above to see available trip dates or call 1-800-336-1647.

Trip Details

  • Duration: 4 Days, 4 Nights
  • Season: May/June and September/October
  • Age: Adults and Mature Youth
  • Start: 5:45 pm at Morrisons Rogue River Lodge the night before your hike starts.
  • 40 miles of hiking over four days.
  • Raft is available to ride on for a change of scenery or to rest tired legs.
  • A unique, family owned Wilderness lodge each night.
  • Great food, lunches served trail-side, fun dinners at lodges each evening.
  • End: 4:30 pm back at Morrisons Rogue River Lodge.
  • What’s Included: All meals, guides, lodge nights, rafts, transportation to and from river, the first night’s stay at Morrisons Rogue River Lodge.
  • Not Included: Adult beverages, guide gratuity, and Government access fees.

Daily Mileage

Trail Day 1: 10 miles to Black Bar Lodge
Trail Day 2: 14 miles to Marial Lodge (Common for hikers to ride the raft part of the day.)
Trail Day 3: 5 miles to Paradise Lodge
Trail Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp

Paradise Trip Daily Mileage

Trail Day 1: 10 miles to Jenny Creek Camp or below
Trail Day 2: 10 miles to Rogue River Ranch Camp (common for hikers to ride the raft part of the day)
Trail Day 3: 6 miles upriver to Rogue River Ranch and back (12 miles total)
Trail Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp

Please wear shoes that attach to your feet. No flip flops!
  1. Night 1 Night 1
    • 5:45 pm – Your trip will begin with a meet and greet with your guides and fellow hikers. You receive your bags to pack your overnight gear in. Meet in front of Morrisons Lodge front office.
    • 6:45 pm – Seating on Morrisons deck for your four-course, pre-fixe gourmet dinner.
  2. Trail Day 1 Trail Day 1
    • 7:00 am – Breakfast buffet is available. Please inform the front desk when you would like to join breakfast upon check-in.
    • 8:30 am – Meet your guides in front of Morrisons front office. Have water shoes and alcohol/ extra beverages separate.
    • 8:45 am – Trail Orientation talk at Morrisons Lodge.
    • 9:30 am – Arrive at Trailhead.
    • 9:40 am – Final Trip and Trail Talks.
    • 10:15-10:30 am – On the trail.
    • 4:30 pm – Ride across the river to Black Bar Lodge.
    • 6:00 pm – Appetizers and Dinner. Wine Tasting after Dinner. The generator is turned off at 10:00 pm.
  3. Trail Day 2 Trail Day 2
    • 7:30 am – Breakfast
    • 9:00 am – Load boats and cross the river back to the trail. (Common for hikers to ride in the raft for 4 miles to shorten hike.)
    • 10:00 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trail-side.
    • 4:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
    • 6:00 pm – Dinner and fun evening at Marial Lodge. The generator is on all night.
  4. Trail Day 3 Trail Day 3
    • 8:00 am – Breakfast, relax, and have another cup of coffee.
    • 9:30 am – Be ready to hike.
    • 10:00 am – Hike up the trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit the museum, optional side hike to creek.
    • 1:00 pm – Hike down the river to Paradise Lodge, lunch on the deck.
    • 2:00 pm – Enjoy a day at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap, swim in the creek.
  5. Trail Day 4 Trail Day 4
    • 7:30 am – Breakfast
    • 8:30 am – On the trail.
    • 12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
    • 2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp.

     

    Take Out Instructions

    Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $115, and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrisons Lodge is 2.5 hours with arrival at about 4:30 pm.

  6. 4 Day Raft Supported Hiking Lodge to Lodge Trip

    Wild and Scenic Rogue

    Spring 2017 $1349.00* per person

    Fall 2017 $1399.00* per person

     

Please wear shoes that attach to your feet. No flip flops!

Where can I leave my pet while I am on a trip?

We recommend leaving your pet(s) at home. If you are traveling with your pet(s) and need to find a place for them to stay while you are on a trip with us, we have some recommendations for lodging for your pet:

One Day stay: Canine Club (541) 507-1230

If you have any questions about our trips, please call our offices 7 days a week at 1-800-336-1647. Our friendly office staff is glad to answer any questions about our trips or visiting the great state of Oregon.

What lodges do we stay at on the river?

Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Lodge is a great option for the night before your trip launches. Once on the river, depending on your trip, you might stay at one or more of the following lodges: Black Bar Lodge, Marial Lodge, and Paradise Lodge.

Lodging Options before and after your trip

  • Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195) – www.weasku.com
  • Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145) – www.doubletree-ranch.com
  • The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175) – www.thelodgeatriverside.com
  • Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145) – www.riverside-inn.com
  • Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160) – www.hiexpress.com

Campgrounds
Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit www.reserveamerica.com

What kind of food do you serve?

We do a picnic style lunch that includes healthy light meals ideal for river trips. On our camp trips, our guides will turn into gourmet cooks. They will cook anything from bbq chicken to fajitas to salmon and steak.  They follow it up with a dessert like chocolate cake, vanilla pudding cake, or our famous pineapple upside down cake. Breakfasts could include eggs and bacon, bagel bar, or french toast. Snacks are available throughout the day on the raft.

If you are staying at a lodge, the meals are prepared by the lodge staff. They are hearty and abundant and offer a little something for everyone. Although we work regularly with the lodges to prepare for unique dietary requests, they are not always able to accommodate. If you have any kind of dietary specifications, please let us know so we can work together to come up with a plan to accommodate your needs. A basic menu of lodge meals is available on request from our front office.

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Do you provide drinks?

We serve water and juice on our trips. You are responsible for bringing anything else you would like to have.

Do you serve alcohol on the trips?

We do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring alcohol with you on the trips. On multiple day trips, we provide a cooler for you to store any extra drinks that you would like to bring. Marial and Paradise Lodge also offer a wide selection of alcoholic beverages to purchase at a ‘wilderness’ price.

What do I bring?

When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what you need to bring or you can download a PDF.

What do I wear?

Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionably) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the hike/rafting and one for camp or the lodge. Sun protection is always a priority. There is no shade on the river.

Please wear shoes that attach to your feet. No flip flops!

What happens if I need to go to the bathroom?

On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have traditional bathrooms and there are several pit toilets along the trail. Your guides will always be able to direct you to the nearest toilet on the trail. They also carry emergency toilet kits that are available for use at all times.

How high are the rapids ranked?

Rapids are classed on a scale from 1 to 6. The Wild and Scenic Rogue River includes rapids ranging from Class 1, 2, 3, and two Class 4 rapids that are easily walked around if preferred.

Class I (easy) – Moving water with small waves that can tug a boat. This is the calmest class, with minimal maneuvering required.
Class II (novice) – Easy rapids, with waves up to 3 ft tall that are easily seen, and wide channels. Some maneuvering required.
Class III (intermediate) – Offer plenty of excitement with waves up to 4 ft and narrow passages that send the boat shimmying and water gushing over it’s sides.
Class IV (advanced) – Long, difficult rapids, with turbulent water that requires precise maneuvering. Guaranteed to get your heart racing!
Class V  (expert) – A constant adrenaline rush. You’ll see large waves, complex, gushing rapids, twisting and spinning. 
Class VI (extreme) – Considered “un-runnable” and have rarely been attempted due to their difficulty, unpredictability and danger.  This is the most dangerous class and should only be attempted by a team of experts. 

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What are the hazards on the trail?

Most common are poison oak and ticks. We, of course, have bears and rattlesnakes too. However, bears and snakes are rare, but poison oak and ticks are not. 

If you are scared of heights, there a few spots on the trail that do have a significant drop to the river. We encourage you to use caution when passing these areas.

What is the difficulty of the trail?

The trail was built for pack mules or miners who had to push a wheelbarrow down the trail. The Rogue River trail is a moderate hike. Elevation gains and drops are about 1000 feet a day. The typical day of hiking varies from a flat trail to climbing uphill and then going downhill. The trail follows the river, but sometimes it leaves the river and goes deep in the forest to later meet up again at the river.