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    Top Spots in and near Josephine County

    • Josephine County, Oregon

      Raft or Kayak the Wild & Scenic Rogue River

      4.8
      The Wild and Scenic Section of the Rogue River is a hidden secret in the Pacific Northwest. This virtually untouched 34-mile section boasts some of the most pristine and secluded scenery in Oregon. Bald eagles, osprey, and black bears are frequently (if not always) spotted along the way. This bea...
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    • Del Norte County, California

      Backpack to Raspberry Lake

      1.0
      12 mi / 1800 ft gain
      If you wish to experience the beauty of the Siskiyou Wilderness and avoid the crowds associated with The Devil’s Punchbowl, then consider a visit to Raspberry Lake. Beginning at the Young’s Valley Trailhead (Coordinates: 41.889919, -123.654755), this hike is a great option for those seeking wide...
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    • Agness, Oregon

      Fly Fish the Rogue River at the Mermaid Riffle

      The Steelhead run on the Rogue River is famous the world over and for good reason. Like anywhere, local guides are the gatekeepers to the right spot and should be contacted accordingly.  Steelhead run December through March and Chinook April through Fall, with Coho making an appearance in the lat...
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    • Agness, Oregon

      Stand Up Paddleboard the Mermaid Riffle on the Rogue River

      The Rogue River is famous the world over for rafting and for its Steelhead runs, possessing a dramatic undeveloped canyon untouched by road and man, and being one of the Original 7 Wild & Scenic Rivers designed by Congress. And not only is it fantastic for rafting but entire sections are perf...
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    • Crescent City, California

      Devil's Punchbowl, Six Rivers National Forest

      4.0
      8.33 mi / 1660 ft gain
      Located in extreme Northern California, the Siskiyou Mountains are the largest sub-range of the Klamath Mountain range and among the most rugged. The Siskiyou Wilderness, designated in 1984, encompasses three national forests: Siskiyou, Klamath and Six Rivers for a total of 182,802 acres. Because...
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    • Ashland, Oregon

      Summit Mt. Ashland

      5.0
      5 mi / 1550 ft gain
      Situated in Southern Oregon right near the California border lies the Siskiyou Mountain Range's tallest peak, Mount Ashland. Mount Ashland is a very popular area for many recreational activities, one of the most popular activities is skiing. The ski area was opened up in 1963 and has changed hand...
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    • Brookings, Oregon

      Picnic at Arch Rock

      5.0
      This vista point is located in Southern Oregon, near the coastal town of Brookings.  Arch rock is just off the 101 freeway and is a cool stop if you are passing through. The main rock arch is located directly west.  It's a great place to stop during road trips for a picnic lunch.
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    • Brookings, Oregon

      Explore Natural Bridges at Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

      4.8
      6 mi / 0 ft gain
      The Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor is 12 miles of rugged, steep coastline with many hidden & secluded beaches and coves, and the Natural Bridges section is one of the most iconic (and most photographed) along the entire Corridor.There are several hikes above and around the natural bridges...
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    • Brookings, Oregon

      Natural Bridges Cove - North Island Viewpoint (China Beach) Trail

      5.0
      0.43 mi / 262 ft gain
      The Natural Bridges Cove trail in Brookings, Oregon is a short, moderately challenging hike that offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The trail is approximately 0.43 miles long and features a steep descent to the beach, making it suitable for hikers with a moderate level of fitness. The ...
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    • Brookings, Oregon

      Camp at Harris Beach SP

      4.0
      Harris Beach State Park on the Southern Oregon Coast and about a quarter mile north of the town of Brookings, Oregon features a variety of campsites, including yurts, full RV hookups, and even a hiker/biker camp for individuals hiking the Oregon Coast Trail and/or biking the PCH.  From either the...
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    • Brookings, Oregon

      Explore Thunder Rock Cove at Samuel H Boardman State Scenic Corridor

      1.5 mi / 400 ft gain
      One of many magical nooks and crannies to explore all along the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Thunder Rock Cove sits between the iconic (and more popular) Natural Bridges and Secret Beach.  The hike to the cover overlook is an easy .75 mile hike down from the Thunder Rock pull-off tha...
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    • Brookings, Oregon

      Explore the Marine Garden at Harris Beach SP

      The Marine Garden at Harris Beach State Park is one of the 7 designated Marine Garden's on the Oregon Coast where the ecosystem is protected and the collection and disturbance of tidal flora and fauna is prohibited. Interpretive hikes and guides are available through the State Park system, as are...
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    • Crescent City, California

      Smith River Confluence

      Smith River Confluence located in Jedediah Redwoods State Park is a great swimming area especially from June to October. From the parking area for the boat launch, follow the trail back toward Nels Christensen Memorial Bridge (aka "Second Bridge").   A rope swing is usually attached to the bridg...
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    • Gold Beach, Oregon

      Hike Cape Sebastian

      5.0
      2.7 mi / 718 ft gain
      A short hike on the southern Oregon Coast. It's a beautiful and scenic hike with amazing vistas of where the mountains meet the ocean.  The hike is not very difficult, unless you decide to hike down to the beach.  There are several vista points along this hike where you can stop to take pictures ...
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    • Crescent City, California

      Drive Walker Road

      5.0
      Walker Road is one of the places where parts of Star Wars IV: A New Hope were filmed! It's a beautiful site in the Redwoods with an extra amount of huge, leafy ferns. Once you turn onto Walker Road, it's a quick drive through the redwood trees and ferns to the Smith River at the end. There are a ...
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    • Gold Beach, Oregon

      Explore Barley Beach

      5.0
      It's a very uncrowded beach on the Southern Oregon Coast.  This is due to the fact that it is very far from a large population density area. This beautiful beach has miles of sand to explore. The further north you go on the beach, the less crowded it will beach. This is also an occasional surf sp...
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    Camping and Lodging in Josephine County

    Bolan Mountain Lookout
    Josephine County, Oregon

    Bolan Mountain Lookout

    Onion Mountain Lookout
    Grants Pass, Oregon

    Onion Mountain Lookout

    Chinquapin Group Campground
    Cave Junction, Oregon

    Chinquapin Group Campground

    Grants Pass KOA Journey
    Josephine County, Oregon

    Grants Pass KOA Journey

    Medford / Gold Hill KOA Journey
    Central Point, Oregon

    Medford / Gold Hill KOA Journey

    Squaw Lakes
    Jacksonville, Oregon

    Squaw Lakes

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Josephine County

    5 Photos That'll Make You Want to Visit Samuel H Boardman State Park

    5 Photos That'll Make You Want to Visit Samuel H Boardman State Park

    Camaran Khiev