Sourdough Trail #1114

A fairly steep trail. The rare Darlingtonia (Fly-Catcher) plant can be seen along the way as well as many vegetative and soil changes. Spring is a good time to view serpentinite associated plant species. A historical grave site as well as fishing and swimming are interests also found here. Please travel and camp with minimum impact as this trail is within the Lemingsworth Gulch Research Natural Area.

NOTE: For access to the North Fork Smith River Trail #1233, carefully ford the North Fork Smith Wild and Scenic River. For access to the Sourdough Camp and Forest Service road 4402 carefully ford both the North Fork Smith Wild and Scenic River and Bald Face Creek.

At a Glance

Fees: No
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Light
Closest Towns:
  • Brookings, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Gold Beach Ranger District

General Information


Use Sourdough Trailhead

General Notes:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
3.8 miles

  Elevation : 
1,000 range - 2,500 feet range