Hobart Bluff is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ashland, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 400 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Easy in and out hike. Great panoramic view of Ashland, pilot rock, and Mt. McCloughin.

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8 days ago

Short easy hike. Very scenic all the way with fantastic views from the top. We picked the wrong day, (Memorial Day), because it was crazy crowded with upwards of 30 vehicles parked at the trail-head.

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9 days ago

Short and beautiful section of the PCT loaded with a wide variation of wild flowers. Ample parking (if not too busy) and perfect for kids. The 0.5 miles off the PCT up to the bluff is moderate steepness, but my 6 and 9 year old daughters handled it just fine.

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18 days ago

5/15/20 Short, but steady hike through gorgeous wildflowers. Stunning views from the top. Nice trail with no litter. Thanks everybody.

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23 days ago

Short hike but great views!

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rocky
23 days ago

5/10/20 Happy Mother’s Day hike! It was an good hike with an amazing view! Definitely not too challenging, but it was good work! I can’t wait to do it again!

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1 month ago

This is one of the best spots in the Soda Mountain Wilderness to take in the views. The .8 mile hike from the parking area up to the turn off to Hobart Bluff is nice and easy. The .5 mile walk up to the bluff is steep and the closer you get to the top, the rockier the path. There is lots of loose rock and steep drop offs along the edge of the trail at times, so watch your footing and wear proper shoes. Don’t be fooled by the false summit halfway up, the trail continues on to a rocky outcropping where you get expansive views including Mt. Ashland, Mt. McLoughlin and the lakes. The hike is rated easy probably because of the length, but be prepared for a bit of incline at the end.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Easy to do with a 3 Year old and 2 German Shepherds.

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1 month ago

Great views when you get to the top. Beautiful in winter as well

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snow
2 months ago

Went the PCT route (7.2 mi round trip, 1400ft elevation gain) since the alltrails TH was snowed in a few weeks ago. Some snow, a little mud, but doable. The trail disappears in certain areas because of the snow so download the map ahead of time. No one else on the trail this time of year so very peaceful. Low-moderate in difficulty hike.

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snow
4 months ago

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6 months ago

Beautiful- caught the sunset and bathed in the glowing light as I came back from the top- must see

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rocky
6 months ago

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8 months ago

Good in the snow too! Hardly any mud - what was there was good grip. Majestic.

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8 months ago

Amazing short trail mostly on the PCT. Long enough and with a mild grade to work up a small sweat going up the bluff. There were no other people on the trail when we hiked mid-day. The views at the top are remarkable. Lots of fun little scrambling on rocks to do up top as well. The drive up and down the mountain is lovely. Great for dogs and kids. Well maintained trail.

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8 months ago

It was a little bit foggy when we got to the top we couldn't see anything but it's still such a nice short hike.

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8 months ago

Perfect weather for this hike. I started around 10 am on September 7th from trailhead. There was no one else even on the trail until coming down. Views are amazing! I would consider this trail as easy because I was still able to do it and am recovering from hurt ankle. There is a few areas with loose gravel I had to walk carefully as to not slip. Most of the trail is is dirt so I would consider it a dog friendly trail.

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9 months ago

The perfect trail for someone who wants to go hiking for a little bit and have an amazing view of the valley.

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9 months ago

Short but sweet! Fantastic views at the top! Arrived at the trailhead around 9:00am and had the bluff to ourselves!

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9 months ago

Rena’s knee was bothering her, so we cut the hike short.

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10 months ago

The Hobart Bluff Trail is easy to moderate. The trail is well marked and easy-to-follow. the scenic views at the bluff are absolutely fantastic and well worth the hike.

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10 months ago

I hiked this trail with my pups and it was beautiful. The .5 miles to get to the bluff has nice elevation. We saw lots of wildlife; specially Bambi and the most amazing butterflies. Definitely hiking again.

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10 months ago

I went last week and it was just perfect. There were tons of butterflies, bees and flowers! Once you see the sign to go up to Hobart Bluff, the dirt is very loose, so be careful (I slipped right down!) and just before the viewpoint at the end is where it gets a little difficult, as it is very steep and rocky. It’s an overall easy hike!

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11 months ago

Crowded but beautiful.

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11 months ago

Great trail and views. Flowers were in abundance. Will do this one again.

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Mon May 06 2019

Amazing views. Morning light would be best if you want to take pictures or evening with the sun setting. Late afternoon, early evening is not good lighting for pictures

Sat May 04 2019

Best hillside Balsomroot flower show around!

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Wed May 01 2019

Had a beautiful hike today with almost no snow at all. Gorgeous views of all the mountains. Flowers ready to pop! Loved it!

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Thu Apr 18 2019

Went up today, and had to turn around on the road leading up to the bluff due to snow. About 1.5 miles to the bluff is where the snow begins. It was pretty deep.. I attempted it but was concerned about getting stuck. You could park along the shoulder and walk the additional distance, but bring snowshoes or good hikers!

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Thu Feb 07 2019

Easy trail with a slight incline at the end. It’s supposed to have a great view but it was foggy when I went. With the snow though it was nice. We had to use chains for the last part of the road but you could also park down a little lower and walk up.

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