Oregon Caves naturalist John Roth leads a group along the Rogue River Trail near Merlin today.

The hike is set at 9:30 a.m. Hikers leave from The Coffee Pot, 109 Galice Road, Merlin. Itís free.

The 7-mile trail is considered an all-day outing. The hike will be suitable for hikers 12 and older. Participants should bring lunch and water.