Outdoor enthusiasts and folks craving a slower pace of life love the little Oregon town of Rogue River. Originally inhabited by Native Americans, what is now known as Rogue River was also a resting place for fur trappers and traders, and those traveling south to California in the 1800s. It was officially established as a city in 1912. Though Rogue River is very small, residents enjoy the big city amenities of Grants Pass, just nine miles west.
Pups and their people have tons of fun in Rogue River. For a fun hike with your leashed dog, check out the Rogue River Greenway, a 3.9-mile trail that begins at the Depot Street Bridge and heads southeast. This paved multi-use path winds through beautiful meadows and next to the river. The diverse landscape and wildlife along the way make this an extra scenic spot for some exercise. There are restrooms, drinking fountains and interpretive learning signs along the way.
If relaxing in a park is more your and Fido’s speed, Palmerton Park is furrific! This five-acre park is a pawpular place for picnics and walks with leashed pooches. There’s also a playground and restrooms.
From annual check-ups to urgent care, Rogue River has three veterinary clinics to look out for your furry friend.
Need overnight accommodations for you and your pup? The Best Western Inn At The Rogue is a pet-friendly hotel close to downtown that has clean and cozy rooms.
The Cottage Café is a pawsome spot for a bite to eat in Rogue River. Open for breakfast and lunch, this quaint local joint has a delicious menu that includes stuffed pancakes, biscuits and gravy, plus yummy burgers. The café’s outdoor seating area is pet-friendly.
Whether you and Fido want to check out Rogue River’s adorable downtown, or experience the great outdoors, you will love Rogue River!