Bureau of Land Management, Oregon.
Take a hike on a legend! The 2,650-mile Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, stretching from Mexico to Canada, passes through this 43-mile segment in the Cascade Mountains. Explore this area’s unique and diverse ecosystems as the trail meanders through wildflower-strewn meadows, old growth forests, and juniper-covered hillsides. Opportunities abound to take in scenic views of Mount Shasta, Pilot Rock, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Hyatt Lake, Howard Prairie Lake, and Mount McLoughlin. The trail provides access to Pilot Rock, Hobart Bluff, Soda Mountain Wilderness, and Hyatt Lake Recreation Area. Terrain ranges from easy to moderately challenging, depending on the direction of travel.
With many access points available, the easiest access to the trail is at Greensprings Summit. From Interstate 5, take Exit 14 near Ashland. Turn east on Highway 66 toward Klamath Falls. Take Highway 66 for 17 miles to the trailhead and parking area at Greensprings Summit. From there, follow the trail north to Hyatt Lake (6 miles) or south to Soda Mountain, Hobart Bluff, and Pilot Rock (12 miles).