Illahee Rock

Lookouts on Illahee Rock

Easy (to Illahee Rock) 1.4 miles round trip 500 feet elevation gain Open June to late November Use: hikers, horses, bicycles Easy (to Wild Rose Point) 2.8 miles round trip 520 feet elevation gain

Left: Lookouts on Illahee Rock

Two historic fire lookouts and a panoramic view across the Boulder Creek Wilderness await visitors to this cliff-edged peak. A natural rock garden of wildflowers lines the route to the top. And if the hike seems too short, add a jaunt to nearby Wild Rose Point—a lesser but wilder viewpoint that requires a little bushwhacking to reach.

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... You’ll reach a rocky bluff atop a 300-foot cliff with a view south to Illahee Rock. Many wildflowers spangle this bluff—red paintbrush, pink heather, yellow lomatiums, purple larkspur, and fuzzy white cats ears—but no wild roses.

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

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