Illinois River West Trailhead

There is a registration board and access to undeveloped campsites at Oak Flat.

Provides access to:


  • No picnic table
  • No fire pit
  • Horse Corral
  • No drinking water
  • Vault toilet
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Visitors to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness should be advised that trail conditions may vary, depending on the level of maintenance performed in the years after the Biscuit (2002), Chetco Bar (2017) and Klondike (2018) Fires. Due to the scales of these fires, and the rugged and remote conditions in the Kalmiopsis, trail work, while ongoing, has not been performed on all the trails within the fire perimeters. Visitors may find downed trees across the trails, dense vegetation where shrubs have grown in after the fire, and unmarked trail junctions in some places. Please check with the Gold Beach or Wild Rivers Ranger Districts before your visit for trail conditions. Additionally, you can visit theĀ Siskiyou Mountain Club's page, a local group who performs much of theĀ trail maintenance in wilderness areas.
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Kalmiopsis Wilderness.
Closest Towns:
  • Gold Beach, OR
  • Brookings, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Gold Beach Ranger District

General Information


From Gold Beach, Oregon, take County Road 595 (Jerry's Flat Road), which turns into Forest Road 33, up river almost to Agness, Oregon. Turn right on County Road 450 (Oak Flat Road) just after cross the bridge over the Illinois Wild and Scenic River and follow to trailhead (left side) on the backside of Oak Flat.

See also:

Illinois River East Trailhead

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200 feet