"My husband and I just ended the wine-tasting, raft-supported, gorgeous-scenery, perfectly-guided trip down the Rogue River. I am already planning the repeat. What I especially loved is that you can be completely flexible as you go through the day between hiking and rafting since the raft connects with you three or four or five times a day and you can hop on and off at will. I have been on a number of guided raft trips and the folks we had are the best I have ever seen. No detail too small to be anticipated...with a fine appreciation for each guest's pace and interest. Thanks!" ~Hap-camp from Ann Arbor, MI
4 Day WIKING™ (Wine Hike) Lodge to Lodge Trip
WIKING™ is our wine hiking trip with the Rogue River as our backdrop. As with our hiking trips, you’ll hike between wilderness lodges but, with WIKING™, we bring a winemaker on the trip and offer wines. The guest winemaker will present their wines at the lodges each evening, and offer insight into their craft.
The lodges are privately owned and welcome hungry and tired hikers each evening. The lodges are comfortable, clean, and rustic. All the lodges are off the grid and use generator power for evening lighting.
4 Day WIKING™ (Wine Hiking) Lodge Trip
Wild and Scenic Rogue River + Wine Tasting
Spring: $1,699.00 per person
Fall: $1,749.00 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.
“Wiking” Trip of a Lifetime
- Duration: 4 Days, 4 Nights
- Season: May/June and September/October
- Age: Adults over 21.
- Start: 5:45 pm at Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Lodge the night before your hike starts.
- 40 miles of hiking over four days.
- A raft is available to ride on for a change of scenery or to rest tired legs.
- Four days/four nights, staying in a different wilderness lodge each night.
- Great food, lunches served trail-side, fun dinners at lodges each evening.
- Wine tastings at the lodges each evening.
- End: 4:30 pm back at Morrisons Lodge on the on fourth-day.
- What’s Included: All meals, wine, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from the river, the first night’s stay at Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Lodge.
- Not Included: Guide gratuity, and Government access fees.
- 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
Note: Because of the generator, hairdryers and some electric sleep apnea CPAP machines cannot be used. However, battery-powered CPAP machines may be used for your river stay. Please remember to bring an extra battery, because we cannot guarantee a recharge station for the batteries depending on the lodges you stay at and the generator schedule.
- 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 – Seating on Morrisons deck for your four-course, pre-fixe gourmet dinner.
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, dinner, and wine tasting. The generator is turned off at 10:00 pm.
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 boat for 4 miles to shorten the hike.)
- 10:00 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trailside.
- 4:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
- 6:00 pm – Dinner, wine tasting and fun evening at Marial Lodge. The generator is on all night.
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.
- 1:00 pm – Hike down to 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. Dinner and afternoon wine tasting on the deck.
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 about 4 pm.
4 Day Wiking Lodge To Lodge Trip
Trail Day 4
Wild and Scenic Rogue + Wine Tasting
Spring Wiking : $1499.00* per person
Fall Wiking : $1549.00* per person
Are guide gratuities included?
Guide gratuities are additional and based on 10-15% of your base trip cost, not including BLM and USFS fees (if applicable). For payment, we accept cash or check (made out to your guide). We cannot add gratuities to your credit card.
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 hiking trails are nearby?
The Middle Rogue, Wild & Scenic, and Rogue Wilderness areas have many nature trails to explore, varying in grade and elevation. Here are just a few:
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:
If you are on a half day or full day rafting trip, do not leave your pet in the car unattended. Temperatures are too hot to leave your pet in the car for any length of time. Also, we are unable to watch your pet while you’re on the river. Please plan ahead and secure lodging for your pet(s) before arriving for your trip.
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
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.
Do you provide drinks?
We serve water and juice. You are responsible for bringing anything else you would like to drink.
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. Additionally, Paradise Lodge offers 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. You can also find this information on our Itinerary and Gear List page.
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 bathrooms for guests and many of the places we camp have outhouses. We also recommend you carry WAG bags (or GO-anywhere toilet kits), for those emergency situations. They are sanitary, safe, environmentally-friendly, and come complete with toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
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, and 3, with two Class 4 rapids that you can easily navigate or walk around if preferred. However, the classes of rapids you will encounter will vary depending on your trip. The following explains each classification:
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 its sides.
Class IV (advanced) – Long, difficult rapids, with turbulent water that requires precise maneuvering. Guaranteed to get your heart racing! There may be dangerous rocks or boiling eddies. Precise maneuvering required, and you should be accompanied by an experienced guide.
Class V (expert) – A constant adrenaline rush. Long and violent rapids that follow each other almost without interruption. Paddlers should have Class IV or better whitewater experience, and go with experienced guides who know the river.
Class VI (extreme) – Not commercially raftable. 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.
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.