This trail provides a great opportunity to see the diversity of wildflowers in the Illinois Valley area, and leads into Babyfoot Lake Botanical Area. The trail follows the ridge west of Babyfoot Lake and provides access to the Kalmiopsis Rim Trail #1124 (old mining road section) within the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.
The trail up to the rim is steep and rocky in places, but gets easier at the rim. There are stellar views looking down at Babyfoot Lake, and across the vast Kalmiopsis Wilderness area.
This trail is located in the Biscuit Fire area that burned in 2002. Visitors should take into consideration that travel and camping may be more difficult and require greater concern for safety, due to the substantially increased risk falling fire-killed snags.
Know weather conditions before you go, and be particularly aware when there are predicted high winds.
From Grants Pass, OR, travel south on US Highway 199 (Redwood Highway) towards Cave Junction, OR. From US Highway 199 (Redwood Highway), turn right (west) onto 8 Dollar Road (Forest Road 4201). Continue to Forest Road 140. Continue approximately 0.5 mile; Babyfoot Lake trailhead is on the right. Hike for approximately 0.25 mile to junction with Babyfoot Lake Trail #1124A.