Wilson Peak via Rock of Ages Trail

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

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,658 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

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.

1 month ago

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

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10 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.

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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

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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

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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, December 14, 2012

This is a beautiful hike, and an excellent way to climb Wilson Peak. Now that access has been restored to the standard route via the Rock Of Ages Trail, Navajo Basin has become less crowded. But it is still probably the best approach if you wish to climb all 3 peaks. There are many excellent camping spots at Navajo Lake, which is right at treeline.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011