Hiking Team: Dave Miller

Date: July 5, 2022

I hiked the .5 mile of the Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint Trail which paralleled the east side of the river. The steep basalt lava gorge walls as narrow as 10 feet as the river thundered through. The unique landmarks that made this trail special were two lava tubes on the western gorge walls. Four Rogue River Gorge viewpoints, an interpretive kiosk and trail signs tell the geological history. This trail leads north 3.5 miles to the Natural Bridge and larger lava tubes. Interestingly, a big 1996 flood changed the course of the river just before it entered the gorge.

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