Welcome to a most uncommon habitat, home of the extraordinary California Pitcher Plant (Darlingtonia californica), a host of
other plants, a few animals, and various insects. Itï¿½s the insect-digesting characteristic of the Darlingtonia, plus its Cobra-like shape and
showy blossoms, that people find so intriguing. As prospectors in times past sought out serpentine rock formations because of the minerals they contained, photographers and wildflower enthusiasts today seek the botanical treasures produced in serpentine environments. You’re invited to walk a short, easy trail to a bog where you may observe the beauty of a large Darlingtonia plant community from two viewing platforms. Learn more about this rare and amazing plant and the plants and animals which share this space.
Access: This trail begins right off Highway 199 at milepost 17.9, between Panther Flat Campground and Grassy Flat Campground. Look for the Botanical Trail signs on the highway and take the short paved road to the parking area.
For more information see Darlingtonia Trail Recreational Opportunity Guide under the DOCS section.
Vertical Gain or Loss: 10 Feet
Trail Distance: 1000 Feet
ADA Accessibility Notes
This Site is ADA Accessible.
The trail is flat, hard gravel surface and mostly accessible with a wheelchair.
Pet Friendly Notes
Yes, dogs are welcome on leash!
For More Information, Contact:
Smith River National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 228, 10600 Highway 199 North, Gasquet, CA 95543