Hanging Rock Hike--Sunday, June 23


Hanging Rock in the Wild Rogue River Wilderness is perched at 3500 ft overlooking the Rogue River canyon and the rapids below.  David Gray will lead this hike.


The Panther Ridge trail winds along this high ridge under magnificent stands of old growth timber with rhododendron and scrub oak and nest of bear grass.


Hikers can either hike the easy to moderate 1.9 mile round trip to Hanging Rock and back or they can extend their hike along the Panther Ridge trail to Clay Hill for a 5.5 mile total hike - rated difficult.  Shuttle set up required. Hikers can finish the day with optional trips to Coquille Falls (1 mile moderate) and Elk Creek Falls (.25 miles easy),  which are both on our way back toward Powers.


Bring at least 1 liter of water if you are taking the short hike and at least 2 if you plan on taking the longer hike.


Boots and walking sticks are recommended.

Location and Time


We will leave from the OSU County Extension Office in Myrtle Point at 7:30 am to caravan 45 slow miles to the trail head.


Directions to County Extension office in Myrtle Point:  From Coquille travel on Hwy 42 to Myrtle Point. As you enter town turn right on Ash St. then right on 6th street then right on Alder St.  Extension office is at 631 Alder St.


Suggested Carpool sites and departure times:


  • Coos Bay Visitor Center 6:20am,
  • Coquille Visitor Center 6:50am,
  • Ray’s in Bandon 6:20am,
  • OSU Ext. in Myrtle Point 7:15am,
  • Reedsport Visitor Center 5:20am,
  • Battle Rock Park 5:45am.


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