From U.S. 101, two miles south of town, you can pick up Hunter’s Creek Road, which loops north through the forest, finally following the course of the Rogue back into Gold Beach  along Jerry’s Flat Road. The three-hour drive follows Hunter’s Creek inland for several miles. The route goes past interpretive markers explaining “our national forest, land of many uses” and is mapped out in a free pamphlet available at the Gold Beach Ranger Station (1225 S. Ellensburg Ave., 541/247-6651, www.fs.fed.us/r6/rogue-siskiyou ). This map shows several picnic areas and campgrounds .
Other roads less traveled include the old Coast Highway, which you can pick up near Pistol River and Brookings ; the Shasta Costa Road paralleling the Rogue from Gold Beach to Galice; and an unpaved summer-only road into the Rogue Wilderness from Agness (a town upriver on the Rogue) to Powers.
Despite most of these routes being paved (except the last one), they are all narrow, winding, and not suitable for trailers or motor homes. Maps and directions to these back roads can be obtained from the Gold Beach Ranger Station.