The Galapagos of North America


The Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion of Northern California is a jumbled mass of rugged coastal mountains and deeply carved valleys earning it the nickname “the Klamath Knot”. It is a place where everything that once was, still is – a place that feels timeless, and yet time has shaped these mountains into what they are today.

Having escaped extensive glaciation during recent ice ages, the region has enjoyed long periods of favorable conditions for species to adapt to specialized conditions. The area’s rugged terrain, complex geology and soils, and strong gradients in moisture have created numerous and varied microclimates which have made it into a global center of biodiversity. Some call it “the Gallapagos of North America”. The Klamath-Siskiyou harbors one of the four richest temperate coniferous forests in the world. It hosts over 3,500 plant species.

This is a land in which lose yourself, and then to find yourself again. And through the heart of this magical and wild terrain, flows the Klamath River


Take a Trip on the Lower Klamath River

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