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Lone Pilot Connector Trail

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Alternate access route to the Lone Pilot Trail and the Soda Mountain Wilderness.


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1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

68%

Runnable

4,674' 1,425 m

High

3,769' 1,149 m

Low

904' 276 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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This route is generally open year-round but may rarely be closed by snow. It can be a hot run in the summer months. It is in the Soda Mountain Wilderness and the usual federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here. Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics.

Need to Know

There are no amenities or potable water at the parking area. There are no potable water sources along this trail; carry adequate water with you.

Description

When the Soda Mountain Wilderness was established in 2009, the only actual singletrack trail within it was the PCT: Highway 5 to Highway 140 (near Fish Lake).

The wilderness is, however, traversed by a number of now old, abandoned, or decommissioned ranch and logging roads. It was convenient and cost-effective to re-purpose some of these old roads into trails, such as the Lone Pilot Trail and the Boccard Point Trail.

This connector trail also follows a decommissioned old road from an informal parking area off Old Highway 99 South to a junction with the Lone Pilot Trail.

The trail leaves the parking area and climbs steadily southeast for 0.4 miles before turning to the east and continuing to climb to where it meets the Lone Pilot Trail. The trail crosses open terrain with little or no shade but with good views of Mount Ashland to the north and Mount Shasta to the south. Going north on the Lone Pilot Trail will take you to a junction with the PCT: Highway 5 to Highway 140 (near Fish Lake) near Pilot Rock.

Going south on the Lone Pilot Trail which will take you east to a junction with the PCT: Highway 5 to Highway 140 (near Fish Lake) just east of Porcupine Mountain. This connector can be combined with the PCT: Highway 5 to Highway 140 (near Fish Lake) and the Rhyolite Ridge Trail for an aerobic hike (or run) around Point 5401 with sweeping views to the south along the way.

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Bruce Hope

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At the junction with the Lone Pilot Trail with Pilot Rock in the distance.
Apr 11, 2021 near Ashland, OR
The trail near the parking area, with Mount Ashland on the horizon.
Apr 11, 2021 near Ashland, OR
On the trail with the snowy Siskiyou Crest on the horizon.
Apr 11, 2021 near Ashland, OR
On the trail with Rhyolite Ridge in the distance.
Apr 11, 2021 near Ashland, OR

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