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Siskiyou Crest

Jackson County, Oregon

Rogue River-Siskiyou & Klamath National Forests

Fees: none

Activity: drive + hiking

Elevation: 5800'-7025'

Current status (as of 6/8/23): early blooms

Peak wildflower bloom on the Siskiyou Crest is typically from early June through the end of July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until the end of August.* (In 2023, things are running a little later than usual.)

Typical year:

There are MANY wildflower hot spots along the crest, including (east to west): Mt. Ashland, Grouse Gap, McDonald Peak, Siskiyou Peak, Big Red Mountain, & Dutchman Peak. The road between Siskiyou Gap & Wrangle Gap is terrible.

Featured plants: Castilleja schizotricha, Horkelia hendersonii, Lewisia leeana, Lupinus aridus ssp. ashlandensis, Tauschia howellii

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.