The Soda Mountain Wilderness in southwestern Oregon is an ecological mosaic where the state's eastern desert meets towering fir forests. The biodiversity of the area includes fir forests, sunlit oak groves, meadows filled with wildflowers, and steep canyons. The area is home to a spectacular variety of rare species of plants and animals including Roosevelt elk, cougars, black bears, golden and bald eagles, goshawks and falcons. Prior to designation as wilderness, the Clinton administration designated 53,000 acres of federal land in the area as the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in June 2000 to protect this extraordinary biological reserve.

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hiking
2 days ago

Great hike. First time there and will go back over and over. Very diverse for such a short hike. I did hover scare the living crap out of myself cause I didnt go all the way up the crack at the top. I instead wondered out on the South or Southwest face....havent scared myself that bad in 20 years. After I figured it all out I felt like a turd. I am going back often. Do people really take their pups up there?

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2 months ago

Awesome trail!

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3 months ago

Well maintained especially considering the tough winter. Spectacular views with the day being so clear yesterday.

backpacking
3 months ago

Quite the hike. I accidentally added a few more miles making it just at 11 miles. If you want a great workout? This is for you. A little slippery at the top with the shale rock but the views and scenery are amazing! The wildflowers are so beautiful. I started just passed the Mt Ashland turn off.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Really nice view from the top. Definitely worth climbing up.

4 months ago

Better than grizzly

on Pilot Rock

4 months ago

If you are wanting to work out your butt, this trail is it.

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hiking
7 months ago

can hike the PCT up to a certain point -- then, heading up to the top of pilot rock is awesome but requires technical maneuvering / scrambling -- careful especially if ice present. beautiful view of marble mountains & Shasta if clear weather.