Bolan Lake Trail #1245

This trail takes you from the Bolan Mountain Lookout (area is unavailable). The world-renowned biodiversity can be seen from this trail, as it passes through conifer forests and serpentine rock outcrops. The wildflowers in this area are not to be missed!

Upon reaching the top of Bolan Mountain, views extend for what seems like forever in every direction; the Kalmiopsis, Red Buttes, and Siskiyou Wildnerness are all visible. On clear days, you can even see the Pacific Ocean way off in the distance!

Please be courteous of those who are staying at Bolan Mountain Lookout. Reservations for the lookout can be made at

At a Glance

Open Season: Summer - Fall
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns:
  • Cave Junction, OR
  • Grants Pass, OR
  • Medford, OR
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilets at campground and lookout.
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:
  • Connecting trails: Kings Saddle Trail #1245A
  • Trail is not designed for: mountain bike, motorized bike, ATV, 4-wheel drive, barrier free


Use Bolan Trailhead


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.8 miles

  Elevation : 
5,300 feet - 6,200 feet range