Walk among the carnivores—the carnivorous California pitcher plant (Darlingtonia californica)
, that is. The 1/8 mile Eight Dollar Mountain Interpretive Boardwalk provides an easy walk through towering pines to view one of southern Oregon’s most unique botanical features, Darlingtonia fens (wetlands). Educational panels along the boardwalk provide information about the California pitcher plant, its wet serpentine habitat, and the drier surrounding slopes. A moderate hike along the 1-mile Jeffrey Pine Loop Trail passes through serpentine habitats, follows an historic mining ditch, and offers views of the Illinois River. Visit these trails in late April through early June for peak wildflower viewing.
Know Before You Go:
- Open year-round.
- Day-use only.
- Restrooms are available at the boardwalk trailhead.
- Two parking spaces are located at boardwalk trailhead; one is handicapped parking only.
- No drinking water.
- Trails are open to hikers only. The boardwalk is wheelchair accessible.
- Rare wildflowers bloom in this area; leave flowers for others to enjoy!
- Watch for ticks, poison oak, and rattlesnakes.
Point of Interest:
Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Wayside is the beginning of the 7.5-mile TJ Howell Botanical Drive
. Jeffrey Pine Loop Trail connects to the USFS Little Falls Trail and Little Falls Campground.