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beautiful views of Mt Ashland, McLoughlin, Shasta, pilot rock, rim of crater lake, siskiyous, cascades, and the rogue valley. you can hike the gravel road all the way up without any ankle breakers. hiked with a dog on leash making stops, whole trip took 2 hrs 15 mins. hiked the roads up & followed muddy Ponderosa trail down to road. there are still more trails to explore there. recommend on a semi-clear weather day for the views!
There is a loop around the peak. The shorter route is to take the left side as you come up the road trail. There will be a picnic area not too far up and another jaunt up to the top.
If you take the right direction at the loop you will go several extra miles if you wish to complete the loop.
I did the long way around but will take the pleasant left route in the future.