Right next door to the popular Twin Lakes trail, a large, botanically rich, open slope lies waiting for those who are willing to go slightly off the beaten track. There actually is a trail out to this meadow, but the beginning stretch through the open woods has largely disappeared. Don’t let this stop you from exploring this beautiful spot and enjoying the view of Mount Thielsen and Mount Bailey. As you head downslope, the terrain gets increasingly rocky and new species appear.
Trail: 0.5 mile unmaintained (almost non-existent) trail to open meadow (4860–4950′)
Location: Douglas County; Umpqua National Forest, North Umpqua Ranger District
USGS Map: Twin Lakes Mountain; T27S.R2E.S9,16
Habitats: forest, meadow, outcrop, seep
Bloom: June to July
Drive Hwy 138 approximately 32 miles east of Glide to Wilson Creek Road 4770, just east of Marsters Bridge. Follow Rd 4770 for 9.2 miles to its deadend at the Twin Lakes trailhead. Go up the short spur road to the left (east). On the far side of a small pond you’ll there may be a sign for the BVD trail. Go straight east along the ridge, staying to the left, and you’ll come out onto the trail at the meadow in 1/3 mile.
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