Rogue River Valley, Oregon - Southern Oregon is divided into three main river basins; the Umpqua River, the Rogue River, and the Klamath Basin. The Umpqua meets the Pacific at Reedsport, the Rogue mouth is near Gold Beach, and the Klamath empties at the Redwoods National Park in Northern California. All three rivers have their headwaters in the Cascade Mountains on the slopes of Crater Lake, Oregon's only national park. The Rogue River is a designated National Scenic River, and formed much of the backdrop for the Meryl Streep movie "The River Wild." Jet boat trips and white water rafting are very popular.

Rogue River Valley

Rogue River Valley, Oregon - A beautiful place to visit, a wonderful place to live. Come and find a place to call your own. Southern Oregon is a great place to own a home and grow your family.

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Take a Hike - Elevations range from 2,000 to 7,000 feet.

Sawtooth Wilderness
Rocky canyons, deep valleys, and jagged peaks. Alpine meadows and glacial streams are typical of the Pasayten Wilderness. Washington pass overlook is a five mile path that overlooks Kangaroo Ridge, headwaters of Methow Valley and Spiral Peak.

Lost River Canyon is a geological area, and a challenging hike through a deeply cut gorge. The Pacific Crest Trail exits North Cascades National Park up through Okanogan, leaving the forest at the Canadian border.

Lake Chelan - a lake, a community, and a wilderness area within the forest and is surrounded by wilderness.

Stehekin
Stehekin is an isolated mountain community. You can't drive to Stehekin, but you can hike or boat. Take the ferry from Manson or Chelan to Stehekin. This wilderness community, some 55 miles uplake from Chelan, Washington, is popular with hikers, backpackers, canoeists, boaters, and campers. The Stehekin Valley has a rich history of fur trapping and mining.

Oval Peak - elevation about 9000 ft.
One of the most fascinating and rewarding areas you'll find.

Try a 12-mile adventure to the wilderness lakes - there are four lakes to choose from - Cougar Lake, First Hidden Lake, Middle Hidden Lake, and Big Hidden Lake. Expect to catch Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brook Trout.

Climb a huge granite outcropping that looms high above the western end of the Methow Valley. Stand among the jagged peaks that surround the Washington Pass. This demanding 28 -mile loop is for fit cyclists - the first seven miles switchback up 2,560 feet. Then, down into shady Black Pine Basin. A four -mile descent from the mountain is very extreme.

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Rogue River Valley, Oregon - The Siskiyou Mountains stretch between the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range at the California border. The entire area is more vertical than most other parts of the state, which leads to numerous waterfalls, lots of whitewater rapids, and some spectacular scenery. Rogue River Valley is outside the main population centers of the state and the area has a very rural flavor. Major industries are tourism, wood products and agriculture. The climate is generally milder and more Mediterranean than North Western Oregon. Average rainfallis about 20 % lower and the temperatures are a bit higher.