Pcnst #2000 - California Cook and Green Pass

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Near Selma, Oregon

Pcnst #2000 - California Cook and Green Pass does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


After ascending northward up the steep slopes of California’s Klamath River Canyon, the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail reaches the watershed divide between the Klamath River drainage on the south and that of the Applegate River (a tributary of the Rogue River) to the north. Locally, this divide is known as the Siskiyou Crest. After passing Kangaroo Mountain and Lilypad Lake, skirting the edge of Red Buttes Wilderness, the trail stays on the south side of the divide (within the Klamath National Forest) as it winds across the reddish-orange peridotite rock of rugged Red Buttes. A few miles farther on, passing Brewer’s weeping spruce, the rare McNab cypress, and other vegetation endemic to the Siskiyou Mountains, the trail reaches the Siskiyou Crest at Cook and Green Pass, where two roads converge.