Highland Peak Via PCT

HARD 5 reviews

Highland Peak Via PCT is a 11.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Horn, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

snow

off trail

no shade

Highland Peak from Ebbetts Pass

hiking
18 days ago

Did this a week ago and the use trail is hard to find past noble lake as it splits from the pct in the meadow south of the lake and is hardly travelled. Even after that it is easy to loose the entire way up and quiet steep up to the initial ridge. Proper scramble once past the first false summit. No water after noble lake.

1 month ago

It was a awesome hike and very gorgeous country. My only problem was the 5.9 miles one way called out on this app does not match the 10.5 miles one way I got with both my phones. I was a plus or minus 4.5 miles isn’t Vado guess

hiking
1 month ago

There is not a trail to go up the peak or we just couldn’t find it so we turned around at noble lake. Otherwise it was a beautiful hike with lots of wildflowers, streams and small falls. On a Saturday it was very busy with backpackers and PCT hikers.

hiking
11 months ago