Pilot Rock

HARD 69 reviews

Pilot Rock is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hilt, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
882 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

6 days ago

hiking
6 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?

hiking
8 days ago

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13 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
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

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

5 months ago

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.