Pacific Crest Trail
Medford District Office3040 Biddle Road
Medford, OR 97504
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.

Know Before You Go:

  • Open year-round; snow may make the trail impassable for hikers.
  • The Pacific Crest Trail is open to hiking and stock use only.
  • Scattered parcels of private land are interspersed with BLM lands and at times the trail passes through private lands with permission of the land owners. Please stay on the trail when passing through private land.

Point of Interest:

The Pacific Crest Trail is maintained with help from the Pacific Crest Trail Association and community volunteers.

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail Brochure
Fee Description
No Fees.
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).