Back to All Events

Cascade Foothills Wildflowers Evening Hike

REGISTRATION will open on April 1 at 6am.

Hike with botanist, naturalist, and SOLC Stewardship Director, Kristi Mergenthaler, on this beautiful property east of Ashland for a plant walk and learn about grassland ecology. The City of Ashland’s Imperatrice property, in the Cascade Mountain Foothills, is a stunning 876-acre property with lovely flowers, rare plants, and glorious views of the southern Bear Creek Valley, and a rare breeding colony of Grasshopper Sparrows.

Guide: Kristi Mergenthaler
Focus: Wildflowers
Limit: 15
Meeting Location: Near Ashland's Interstate exit 19 to carpool. Exact meeting location and directions will be emailed upon registration. 
Difficulty: Moderately challenging, steep uphill on rough trails up to 2.5 miles. Due to weed seeds and ticks, long pants advised. No bathrooms.

Waiting List:
Folks on the waiting list often get invited to the hike, so please add your name if the hike is full.

Banner image: Wildflower photo by Sisalee Leavitt.

Earlier Event: April 21
Geology of the Cascade Foothills
Later Event: April 27
Birding the Rogue River Preserve