Boundary Trail #1207

The Boundary Trail is a 15.6 mile ridgeline trail that travels through high mountain meadows, offering the chance to see numerous species of wildflowers in the spring and early summer. Those who venture into this area will be afforded spectacular mountain top views between the Illinois, Klamath, and Applegate drainages. The trail runs north to south, and the southern portion of the trail travels east to west through the Red Buttes Wilderness.

Due to wilderness regulations, mountain bikes and motorized vehicles are prohibited on the Red Buttes Wilderness portions of the trail.

Extensive trail maintenance occured in 2016, making this trail fully passable for trail users!

At a Glance

Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Red Buttes Wilderness (southern portion of the trail).
Closest Towns:
  • O'Brien, OR
  • Cave Junction, OR
  • Grants Pass, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information


Use Boundary Trailhead

General Notes:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More to Most Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
15.6 miles

  Elevation : 
4,800 feet - 6,300 feet range