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absolutely stunning hike! so conveniently close to Ashland. the scramble is a little nerve wracking but 110% worth it for the view at the top! This is my new favorite hike!

The view on top of Pilot Rock is amazing. I had no experience in rock climbing when I did this but I had friends who helped me get to the top. It's pretty scary but was well worth the hard work. There's also tons of bugs at the top that will be all over you. Make sure to bring non-slip shoes!

Great hike but I was by myself and I didn’t feel comfortable with the final climb to the top. Incredible views of Mt Shasta if you follow the trail at the base of the vertical rock and head right.

Quiet, beautiful trail that ends in a steep switchback up to the peak. Very well marked.

Moderate hike until the switchbacks going up pilot rock. For us it was a 10 mile round trip hike. Took about 4 hours. Like how easy it was to get to PCT trailhead.

did this one twice. take a good car with good tires to get to the head.
poped a tire on my way down.

Did this in the fall. Didn’t do the scramble because I have no rock climbing background. The switchbacks heading up to the rock are pretty steep. Great workout. Peaceful hike.

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10 months ago

Great hike in and out with a lot of nice views and different terrain variations. Also a good distance for a day hike.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

The phenomenal view of the Rogue Valley- to the North & Mt. Shasta- to the south, make the hike, well worth it! I consider myself to be in good physical shape and it made me stop for a breath once or twice- definitely a calorie burner and lung expander

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

There was some nice terrain variations and great views.

Friday, July 28, 2017

I loved this trail! Although the summer may have been a better time, the hike is worth it just for the view!

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Awesome trail!

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Monday, June 05, 2017

If you're planning on hiking Pilot Rock, do yourself a favor and take this route. It's much longer and more worthwhile than starting at the PR Trailhead - which is only 2 miles round trip.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Nice hike. Beautiful view from on top of Pilot.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Must for visiting or living in Ashland. My 8.5 year old accompanied me for this more challenging hike to pilot rock.
Loved every minute of it and saw snow still melting off the mountains.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Not a bad hike to the rock. Relatively easy scramble to the top (a little girl was doing it). 360 view on a clear day of Shasta, McLaughlin, Ashland, and the region.

Monday, February 20, 2017

we started at Soda Mt.

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Sunday, May 03, 2015