Rogue River

Rogue River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rogue River: Nugget Falls Class IV Half-Day Rafting

1. Rogue River: Nugget Falls Class IV Half-Day Rafting

This section of the Rogue River is known for its thrilling 2 sets of class IV whitewater rapids, Nugget Falls and Tilomikh Falls. This 4-hour whitewater trip is only 15 minutes from Medford, and starts out with multiple class II and III warm-up rapids before building to an exciting climax with the final two adrenaline pumping rapids. Nugget Falls is a sight to see, the river funnels into a tight channel before descending over the main drop and into two thrilling waves sure to cool you off on a hot summer day. Tilomikh Falls, the final rapid on this section of the Rogue River, is an adventurous climax as the group descends 2 pour-overs, before plunging into the final hole at the bottom. When your group arrives at both class IV rapids, you will have the option to walk around if you choose, making this a great day for any family with kids 8 and older looking for a little sunshine, water, and adrenaline. This 4-hour trip leaves twice daily and include snacks.

Rogue River Full Day Kayaking and Rafting Trip

2. Rogue River Full Day Kayaking and Rafting Trip

Starting off above the ominous Hellgate Canyon, the day beings with some swift water that continues until you enter the narrow gorge of the canyon, where you can relax in the pools, staring up hundreds of feet at the walls embanking you. From here the morning evolves into sequences of class II rapids for excitement, followed by calm pools for taking in the stunning scenery. Those on rafts will enjoy splashing and laughing with friends while waterfowl and ospreys buzz by the group. Inflatable kayakers quickly learn from the hands-on instruction of the guides, and build confidence in controlling their craft. No river trip is complete without a rock skipping contest, for which the picnic lunch allows ample time. After some relaxation, and once all have had their fill, it’s back to the boats for a whitewater rich afternoon, with numerous class II and II+ rapids, sure to keep everyone entertained and on their toes. The trip concludes at the prong of the world famous, Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River. Here, at the takeout, you can stare at the American whitewater gems just downstream and begin the process of planning your return to tackle that next section, next year.

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