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Boundary Trail

Length: 15.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $5.00

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Motorized vehicles - Motorcycling
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Rogue and Siskiyou National Forests, In Siskyou National Forest. S and W of Oregon Caves NM, SE of Cave Junction.
State(s): Oregon
Counties: Josephine
Longitude: -123.41079
Latitude: 42.00518

Driving Directions

From O’Brien, OR, head northeast on Highway 199 and take a right onto Waldo Road towards Happy Camp (this road may be seasonally closed) and drive for 5 miles and continue on Greyback / Happy Camp Road and continue for about another 7 miles. Then turn left onto Greyback Road / Forest Road 48 and travel 5.6 miles and go left at Forest Road 40N07 / Forest Road 4812 and continue for about another 4 miles. Then turn right on Forest Road 041 and follow for about 3 miles and go right onto Forest Road 570 and travel about 0.8 miles to the trailhead.


The Boundary Trail is a 15.6 mile ridgeline trail that travels through high mountain meadows, offering the chance to see numerous species of wildflowers in the spring and early summer. Those who venture into this area will be afforded spectacular mountain top views between the Illinois, Klamath, and Applegate drainages. The trail runs north to south, and the southern portion of the trail travels east to west through the Red Buttes Wilderness.

Due to wilderness regulations, mountain bikes and motorized vehicles are prohibited on the Red Buttes Wilderness portions of the trail.

Additional Details

Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 3%
Maximum Grade: 25%
Elevation Low Point: 5,000
Elevation High Point: 6,200
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Judith McHugh
Rogue River and Siskiyou National Forests
26568 Redwood Hwy.
Cave Junction, OR 97523
(541) 592-4000
[email protected]



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