Hiking trails information in the Middle Rogue area will be accessed from one of the links below. This area is especially strong in botanical and geological assets.
Southern Oregon Hiking Trails
Illinois River Wilderness Trail
High Elevationt: 3,800 Ft.
Trail Length: 27 Mi.
Low Elevation: 300 Ft.
Trail #: 1,161
Rating: Mod. to Difficult Trails
Season: Spring – Fall
From Grant’s Pass, Oregon take Highway 199 (Redwood Highway) south to Selma. Turn right on Illinois River Road at the Selma Post Office (County Road 5070) follow it to Forest Service Road 4103. From the junction with Forest Service Road 4105, 4103 is dirt to the trailhead. High clearance vehicles are recommended beyond McCaleb Ranch.
The Illinois Trail winds through the north side of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness area. A fairly difficult hiking trail near Bald Mountain, with breath taking vistas.
Illinois Ranger District Trails Map