Sturgis Fork

Sturgis Fork

  • Moderate
  • 4.8 miles round-trip
  • 1350 feet elevation gain
  • Open mid-June to mid-November
  • Use: hikers, horses, bikes

In this beautiful but often overlooked corner of the Siskiyous you can trace a mountain brook to a forested pass, and then follow the Boundary Trail through a huge meadow to a nameless viewpoint peak. Backpackers can continue for days in any of three directions: north to Grayback Mountain, south into the Red Buttes Wilderness, or west to the Oregon Caves National Monument. Incredibly, motorcycles are allowed in this fragile subalpine area; fortunately, they are rare.

From Grants Pass, follow …

Other Hiking Options

If you’re not ready to turn back at the viewpoint peak, you can …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.