Upper Rogue Canyon

Union Creek, OR

For 7 miles of easy walking, the trail explores a peaceful section of the Upper Rogue River Canyon, then continues south to join Hershberger road 6510. The scene is unique because it reveals the Rogue's continuing struggle to recover from the pumice avalanche that buried its channel during the eruptions of Mt. Mazama. Eroded pumice bluffs and exposed lava rock from earlier lava flows testify to the river's erosive abilities. Here, the Rogue follows a meandering path through a maze of abandoned oxbows, peninsulas, and forested islands.
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