Star Flat

AreaSouthwest Oregon
(Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest)
Best time to visitApril and May
Blooming NowNo
Elevation1163-1463 feet
Trail Info1 mile round-trip, 250 feet elevation loss/gain

NOTE: The blue marker indicates the trailhead.


Star Flat is best known for its serpentine flora and a spectacular fen that showcases California pitcher plants (Darlingtonia californica) along Deer Creek.


From Grants Pass, take Highway 199 approximately 19 miles to the town of Selma. At the flashing traffic light just beyond Ray's Market, turn right onto Illinois River Canyon Road, and proceed 3.5 miles to an unmarked trailhead on your left. The trail is actually an abandoned dirt road which takes you first to the fen at Star Flat, then parallels Deer Creek all the way to the Illinois River.

Trip Reports

DateSubmitted by
Reports from previous years
06/11/2017Greg Lief
05/19/2007Alex Maksymowicz

Switch to historical view of wildflower reports

Add new report

If you find this website useful, please consider making a donation to help defray our web hosting costs.
We do not accept any advertising, nor will we ever sell our mailing list. Thanks for your consideration!

Return to main page

Copyright © 2023 Greg Lief | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Facebook Group

'Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.' -- Ralph Waldo Emerson