Welcome to Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Wayside!
Walk among the carnivores—the carnivorous California pitcher plant (Darlingtonia californica), that is. The 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 the trails in late April through early June for wildflower viewing.
Know before you go
open year round. Day-use only. No fees. No drinking water.
facilities include restrooms at the boardwalk trailhead. Two parking spaces
are located at boardwalk trailhead; one is handicapped parking only.
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.
Located 26 miles southwest of Grants Pass on Highway 199. About 3.5 miles
south of Selma, turn west on Eight Dollar Mountain Road (FS 4201). Drive 0.8
mile to a large parking lot on the left along the road. The Jeffrey Pine Loop
Trail begins at the parking lot. The trailhead for the Eight Dollar Mountain
Botanical Wayside Boardwalk Trail is on the right up the steep, paved drive.
point of interest
3040 Biddle Rd
Medford, OR 97504
Eight Dollar Mountain is the beginning of the 7.5mile TJ Howell Botanical Drive. Jeffrey Pine Loop
Trail connects to the USFS Little Falls Trail and
Little Falls Campground.