Rock of Ages Trail to Wilson Peak

HARD 10 reviews

Rock of Ages Trail to Wilson Peak is a 9.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Placerville, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

9.1 miles
3,658 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


cross country skiing


rock climbing


trail running



wild flowers





This new trail restores legal access to Wilson Peak from the Silver Pick Basin side. It is now the easiest way to climb the peak, with about 9.25 miles round trip, and 3800 vertical feet. The road to the trailhead can be difficult for 2WD vehicles.

12 days ago

Absolutely fantastic! What a day! Brought my husband and it was his 1st 14er!

9 months ago

I hiked this beautiful trail on 10/14 after driving up from phoenix the night before. With perfect weather, I was confused why I only saw 1 other hiker the entire day! Spotted a fox and some pikas. I would recommend an ice axe to be secure in the section before the saddle. No snow past the saddle (albeit I turned around at the false summit), but lots of loose rock. So be mentally prepared to slide when coming down. The road to the TH is pretty rough for 2WD. Just before big bear creek (which was very low), there was a giant pothole taking up the road filled with water. With the right vehicle, I would imagine it would be fun! But I parked immediately after that and hiked the remaining distance to the TH.

Friday, August 18, 2017

This trail is at least 9 miles round trip if you go to the summit. Bring your helmet if you go further than the saddle. Lots of loose rock. It was beautiful but pretty hard!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Breathtaking views from the summit. Last climb from False Summit to top was intense.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Wilson Peak is one of my favorite 14ers. Very fun scrambling near the top. This route is a little longer than the original through Silver Pick Basin, but it is still nice to have legal access restored from this side of the peak.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017