Rough and Ready Botanical Wayside
Medford District | OR
Season Dates: 1/1 - 12/31
The Rough and Ready area is located in a region which is recognized as one of 200 biologically outstanding ecoregions in the world. It harbors a multitude of rare or special status plants endemic to the serpentine soils of the Siskiyou Mountains. Staying on the main trail avoids erosion and disturbing sensitive vegetation. A gate key is available for check out at Illinois Valley Visitor Center in Cave Junction for those who may have difficulty in accessing the area by foot.
Drive south on Highway 199 from Grants Pass and proceed past Cave Junction. Approximately 4.5 miles south of Cave Junction, turn right on to the Rough and Ready Wayside Parking Area (FS 4201). The trailhead is located on the side opposite the highway. There are eight parking spaces at the wayside.