Mount Elijah

  • Moderate
  • 5.5-mile loop
  • 1000 feet elevation gain
  • Open early June to mid-November

This fun loop crosses the panoramic top of a Siskiyou peak named for Elijah Davidson, discoverer of the nearby Oregon Caves. A short side trip through a wildflower meadow leads to Bigelow Lake, full of lilypads. The entire watershed here was added to the Oregon Caves National Monument as a preserve in 2015, so the grazing cows are gone, road scars have been rehabilitated, and interpretive trail signs are in place. Pets are not allowed.

Drive Highway 199 south from Grants Pass …

This chapter taken from the book, 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Southern Oregon & Northern California.