39. Pacific Crest Trail: Soda Mountain-Pilot Rock (Pilot Rock Unit)
Suggested Citation: Kerr, Andy. 2000. Oregon Desert Guide: 70 Hikes. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. p. 178.
What to Expect: A long, gentle walk on a real trail
Distance: 24 miles round trip
Elevation Range: 4,700-5,260 feet
Drinking Water: Yes (always at Bean Cabin on the Pacific Crest Trail)
Best Times: Summer (wildflowers peak in June and July)
USGS 7.5' Maps: Soda Mountain, Siskiyou Pass
Oregon Map Starting Point: Ashland
From Ashland travel 16 miles east on OR 66 to Greensprings Summit. Go south on Soda Mountain Road (BLM Road 39-3E-32.3). After 3.8 miles (having gone under powerlines twice) is the Pacific Crest Trail trailhead.
Southwest 12 miles on the well-marked Pacific Crest Trail is Pilot Rock, where camp spots can be found.