Seiad Baker Cypress Botanical Area

EASY 3 reviews

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

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

8 months ago

Not my favorite.

hiking
Sunday, March 22, 2015

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
Sunday, March 22, 2015

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.