National Forest: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Nearest major town or city: Powers, Oregon and Gold Beach, OR

The journey to Powers and the Coquille River takes visitors pretty far out of their normal paths: Powers is nestled between the bustling I-5 corridor and the rugged Oregon Coastline, and if you didn’t know it was there, you might miss the turnoff. But those who venture into this part of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest are rewarded with swimming holes in the Coquille River, small campgrounds with easy access to creeks and the river, and some great waterfall viewing!

The trail to Coquille Falls is a relatively short hike, and travels through lush old-growth conifers and ferns that sweep overhead in places. Best done when the trail isn’t too wet, it’s a cool and relaxing place to be when the temperatures inland climb.

Those who enjoy seeing the world from a road bike will find the perfect balance of scenery and hill climbs, with waterfalls to reward along the Glendale-Powers Bicycle Recreation Area.

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About the Author

Chamise Kramer is the Public Affairs Specialist for the RRSNF. In her free time, she loves exploring public lands with her family, biking, travel, and quiet moments.

Coquille Falls

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