For Right-Brained People

Hike the Rogue River Trail

With a naturalist from KS Wild!

The Rogue was one of the first rivers in the nation to be recognized as a National Wild and Scenic River and hiking the 40 mile Rogue River National Trail is a great way to enjoy this remarkable place. Making that experience even better will be not having to carry anything on your back! We’ll ferry all of the camping gear and food by boat, allowing you to enjoy a steady pace (8 miles per day) with a light daypack and then enjoy riverside camping with fresh, hearty meals, thick, heavy sleeping pads and glorious, decadent chairs! Plus, we’ll gladly haul your beer and wine for you! 

The canyon is rich in flora, fauna, and human history and hiking the Rogue River Trail is a wonderful way to experience it. We’ll be joined by a volunteer from KSWild who will help us get a better understanding of the area. We’ll see spectacular wildflowers like shooting star, scarlet fritillary, and seepspring monkeyflower; we’ll watch soaring raptors like Osprey and Bald Eagle and we’ll hear the silent stories of bygone miners and homesteaders. And we’ll learn about the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, modern forestry and mining practices, anadromous fish, and all of the other hidden connections in wild nature. Bring your camera, binoculars, sketch book, and best friend!

This will be an amazing trip; reserve your space now.

2024 Hiking Trip

Rogue River

5 days

May 27 – 31st

$1300 per person

ARTA will donate $100 per participant to benefit KS Wild’s work to expand the Wild Rogue Wilderness. You can learn more about KS Wild and their valuable work by watching their great video: Guardians of the Klamath Siskyou.

Meet Holly Christensen

Natural leader

Holly grew up on the central coast of California, being taken on hikes from an early age by her parents. Fascinated with life of all kinds, she earned a B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University followed by two and a half years in the Peace Corps as an agriculture volunteer in Senegal West Africa. When not working in the KS Wild office with membership services and general office tasks, she loves to identify and talk about dragon and damselflies.

Holly is an excellent leader, very well informed about the area and provided great information all along the trail. She was a joy to be with and made all the guests feel comfortable and at ease. I loved the quiet moments on the trail, listening to the river and the birds and the wind in the trees. Oh, and jumping in the river at the end of a hot day was exhilarating!

Healy Vigderson