Rough and Ready Botanical Wayside

AreaSouthwest Oregon
Best time to visitMid-April through May
Blooming NowNo
Elevation1300 feet
Trail Info1.5 miles round-trip
DogsAllowed, but must be kept on leash AT ALL TIMES.

NOTE: The blue marker indicates the trailhead.


The Rough and Ready Botanical Wayside is one of the most botanically diverse areas in the entire Pacific Northwest. The Wayside encompasses 19 acres of serpentine soils, which is responsible for the tremendous diversity.

The Wayside was established in 1938 to preserve the botanicals and serve as a interpretive and educational resource for local agencies, organizations, and schools.

For a more thorough plant list, visit the Cave Junction web site.


From Interstate 5 take Exit 55 (US 199 "Redwood Highway"). Proceed on US 199 (Redwood Highway) approximately 35.5 miles from the freeway (5.2 miles south of Cave Junction). Just past the Illinois Valley Airport, you will see a sign for the wayside. The parking area is on the right (west) side of the highway.

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03/26/2021Greg Lief
04/08/2019Greg Lief
05/12/2017Greg Lief
04/08/2016Greg Lief
05/10/2011Faye Steadman
03/15/2010Rory Nichols
04/27/2008Karen Phillips
04/22/2007Alex Maksymowicz

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