Florence Way Trail #1219A


This steep and strenous hike begins at Florence Creek, near Pine Flat in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  The trail is a continuation of the Pine Flat Trail #1219, providing a route back to the Illinois River Trail #1161.

This trail is located in an area that has burned in the Biscuit (2002) and Chetco Bar (2017) Fires. Although Forest Service trail crews and partner groups have been repairing and maintaining many of the affected trails following the fires, visitors should take into consideration (because of the substantially increased risk of fire-killed snags falling) that travel and camping may be more difficult and require greater concern for safety.

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 2002 Biscuit and 2017 Chetco Bar Fires. Due to the large scale 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 trail, 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 the Siskiyou Mountain Club's page, a local group who performs much of the trail maintenance in wilderness areas.
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns:
  • Cave Junction, OR
  • Grants Pass, OR
  • Selma, OR
Water: Surface water at Florence Creek. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information


Use Pine Flat Trail #1219.

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  Area/Length : 
3.5 miles

  Elevation : 
700 feet - 3,600 feet range