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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Cascade-Siskiyou
National Monument

Hiking on Pilot Rock

View of Pilot Rock.

The Pilot Rock ridgeline runs east-west between the Cascade and the Klamath mountains and hiking in this area provides a close look at the monumentís botanical diversity.

Pilot Rock is accessible via the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT). Hiking to the top of Pilot Rock from the PCT is possible without technical assistance, but hikers should use caution due to the unstable trail. The trail traverses a ridge west of Pilot Rock and continues up a chute on the north side of the rock. To avoid disturbing peregrine falcons, hikers should avoid the south and east sides of the summit. Hikers who do not wish to make the strenuous trek up Pilot Rock, can stay on the PCT and enjoy hiking through old growth forests near the base of the rock.

  • Pilot Rock (PDF) - Trail location and directions to Pilot Rock and a discussion of the geology behind Pilot Rock