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7 days ago

Short easy trail with a great view; the drive was a little long but if you're already in Ashland then I would say it's worth it.

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7 days ago

I hiked to Soda Mountain on a partly cloudy mid-November day (Veterans’ day).
There are several different options to go to either Hobart Bluff or Soda Mountain, or both. If short on time or stamina, the best way would be to drive up Soda Mountain Road from OR66 and park at the Hobart Bluff trailhead. From the parking lot, Hobart Bluff is approximately 2.5 miles round-trip and Soda Mountain just about 4 miles round-trip. The 360 degrees views from Hobart Bluff (360) are great…and the views from Soda Mountain (especially the Mt Shasta basin) are event better.
From my hike, I was looking for a bit more distance and parked right off OR 66 at the point where it intersects with the PCT. From there, reaching both Hobart Bluff and soda mountain is between 12 and 13 miles round-trip depending on choices. I took the PCT up to the Hobart Bluff trailhead on Soda Mountain road . This is a 5 miles segment, with the side trip to Hobart Bluff. That side trip is definitely worth the extra .75 miles. The PCT winds in and out of private property on its way to Hobart Bluff; it is also noticeably on the rocky side and requires paying some close attention to where the feet go. The trail follows closely the north-south ridge that goes all the way to Hobart Bluff and the parking lot beyond. The trail is sometimes on the ridge itself (including a couple nice open meadows) and sometimes just below the ridge on the west or east side. This being November, there were few spots where the trail was covered in (oldish) snow but totally passable. The abundance of triangular PCT blazes would make it easy to find the way even if the snow cover was significantly deeper.
The parking lot for the Hobart Bluff trailhead (at the 5 miles mark) is a good spot to rest for a little while. There are restrooms (no water I could see) and a few boulders to sit on comfortably.
From there, I chose to continue on Soda Mountain Road to just about below the summit, on the east side. I had notice on the Alltrails map a connecting forest road labeled “40-3E-28” and intended to take that connector to gain access to the summit. That “road” apparently does not exist. I search for it going a little further than the displayed intersection, and retracing my step a little in case I missed it. No road! The snow was a foot deep on the slope and it is not totally impossible that I missed it; however, even bushwhacking my way up the steep snowy slope, I did not cross anything that would feel remotely like a road (even a primitive one). Gaining the summit I enjoyed the stunning views towards Shasta to the south, Pilot Rock and Mt Ashland to the west. Definitely worth getting up there (even if the bristling of antennas and satellite dishes of all kind makes it a less than “enchanting” summit to visit.
From there, I returned via the Soda Mountain LOOKOUT road (closed metal gate at its junction with the Soda Mountain road) in foot deep virgin snow most of the way. Back at the Hobart Bluff trailhead, I took Soda Mountain road all the way down to OR66, enjoying beautiful views of Hobart Bluff cliffs in a couple place.

hiking
8 days ago

There was a ton of snow and in my rental, I couldn’t get to the trailhead so I parked where I could and hiked up. Totally worth it. Gorgeous and serene.

hiking
13 days ago

One of my favorites, easy to find, extremely popular on a nice day, well worth it!

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21 days ago

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22 days ago

This was a nice and easy hike. Me and my dog had a great time up there. It was a nice getting-back-into-hiking trail. The views were so great!

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23 days ago

Fun hike with beautiful views.

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23 days ago

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25 days ago

Pretty short hike. Warning-its not well marked. So pay attention to the map. Luckily for me someone warned me and told me where to go. Turn left at the PCT trailhead, there's a narrow path there that goes behind the toilet. And then watch for the turn on the map.... it's not labeled and almost impossible to see bc of fallen trees and it's a narrow hidden trail. Then you'll get to the road, which is the only challenging part of the hike bc it's straight uphill. Keep going bc the views are great at the top!

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