Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness
The 33,200-acre Rogue-Umpqua Wilderness area ranges in elevation from 2,800 to over 6,700 feet. The wilderness is located in southwestern Oregon, 10 miles from Crater Lake National Park. The area is characterized by timbered valleys of Douglas Fir rising to alpine meadows with stands of firs. The beautiful 90-acre Fish Lake is located in the wilderness.
Numerous trails crisscross the wilderness. The most popular is the 31.4-mile Rogue-Umpqua Divide National Recreation Trail. This trail offers exceptional views both east and west as it weaves its way across the crest of the divide. To the west lies the irregular and deeply dissected terrain of the Umpqua drainage. To the east the traveler sees the broad, open Rogue Basin, with the peaks of the high Cascades rising above. In addition to the fine vistas, the divide features a spectacular display of wildflowers in its many meadows from mid-June until August.
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