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Grave Creek Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Parking area at trailhead. (Jerry Adams)


Hikes starting here


The trailhead is at the base of the north side of the bridge across the Rogue River. A short road goes down to the trailhead. There is an outhouse and a boat launching ramp.

This area gets flooded occasionally, so if there is a large amount of melting snow and/or heavy rain, make sure and park up at the main road.

Overnight parking is not allowed down next to the river at the trailhead. You have to park above on the main road, on the other side of the river. I think this is because in the summer it's gets so busy here. You could park down below in the winter, but you might get a ticket. I've done this on maybe 12 nights without problem. I think maybe they didn't use to have this rule.

Driving Directions

From Portland, drive south on I-5. Beware of the passes between Roseburg and Grants Pass; it gets snowy some times in the winter.

At exit 61, follow the signs to Merlin. This is on the Merlin Road.

Keep going straight through Merlin. The road changes name to Galice Road. Some maps show the road name as Merlin Galice Road but the street signs say just Galice Road. There are also signs saying to Agness.

At mile 11 from I-5 is Indian Mary Campground. Open year-round. $19 per night. Flush toilets. Picnic tables and fire rings.

Ennis Riffle is at mile 12.5 from I-5. Free campground with no facilities except it has an outhouse. Gravel area between road and the river.

At mile 15.5 from I-5, the road to Agness goes left. Stay straight along the Rogue River.

Almeda Campground is at mile 19 from I-5. This is a year-round campground. $19 per night. Outhouse. Picnic tables and fire rings. Drinking water in the season.

Grave Creek Trailhead is at mile 23 from I-5.

Fees and Regulations

  • None

Other information


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