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Apr 17 2017
chumley
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Union CreekSouth, OR
South, OR
Hiking avatar Apr 17 2017
chumley
Hiking1.83 Miles 43 AEG
Hiking1.83 Miles      41 Mns   2.68 mph
43 ft AEG
 
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The Union Creek historic district is an area that was developed in the mid-1930s by the CCC near the junction of Union Creek and the Rogue River. Today it features a couple of forest service campgrounds, a small cafe and general store, plus some rustic "resort" cabins. There are a handful of trails that weave through the campground, down the Rogue to the Natural Bridge Trail, up the Rogue to the Rogue Gorge, and also about 4 miles up Union Creek to some small falls and 4 more miles to the PCT.

The campground was still closed and had some deep snow I post-holed through as I explored the area. I would imagine this to be an unpleasant zoo of humanity once the campgrounds open in summer, but it was quite nice for our mid-April visit here.

I've posted photos of all the interpretive signs that explain a lot of the history of the area. It was almost dark so some are a bit grainy and difficult to read.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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