Baker Cypress Botanical Site

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Baker Cypress Botanical Site is a 1 mile out and back trail located near Prospect, OR and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until December.

1.0 miles Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

hiking
1 year ago

Additional note: the Baker cypress is only known to grow in the wild in nine small groves scattered throughout Northern California and southern Oregon.

hiking
1 year ago

I counted maybe less than 10 mature Baker cypress trees along with some saplings that are part of a replanting effort. The trail is only 1/2 mile out and back, if that. It ends in a pleasant meadow, which the trees surround. The road down from the site offers an expansive view of the peaks of Crater Lake and environs. Still, it was cool to see one of the rarest conifers in the region.