Hiking and Cycling


Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in the CSNM.Hiking is one of the best ways to explore the monument's ecological diversity. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) provides the easiest access for day hikers and is the only designated trail in the monument. A hike along the Pacific Crest Trail winds through oak woodlands, old-growth ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests, grasslands, and ceanothus-filled shrublands.

Know Before You Go

  • If you plan on hiking with a large group (more than 25), please contact monument staff for information on ways to mitigate possible resource damage in sensitive areas.
  • Scattered parcels of private land are interspersed with monument lands and at times the PCT passes through private lands with permission of the land owners. Please stay on the trail when passing through private land. See the CSNM Transportation Map (PDF).
  • Contact: Kathryn Lloyd, Recreation Planner, 541-618-2281.

Hiking Opportunities


Cycling is a great way to spend a day in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Bicycles are allowed on all open roads and on some roads designated for administrative use, but otherwise closed to vehicle traffic. Bicycles are not allowed cross-country, on trails (including the PCT), or on roads closed for decommissioning. See the Bicycle Access Map (PDF) for specific information on roads open and/or closed to bicycles.