Pacific Crest Trail: OR Section 1

OREGON BORDER to OR 66: Pass under thick white firs on this 40.8-mile leg in the Siskiyou Mountains. Bonus: Watch the sunrise over Shasta from the Grouse Gap shelter.
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OREGON BORDER to OR 66: Pass under thick white firs on this 40.8-mile leg in the Siskiyou Mountains. Bonus: Watch the sunrise over Shasta from the Grouse Gap shelter.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 65.7

Waypoints

PCT1089

Location: 42.0037231445312, -122.909942626953

California-Oregon Border

PCT1090

Location: 42.0050849914551, -122.912651062012

Cross dirt road; head NE

PCT1091

Location: 42.0094909667969, -122.896667480469

Pass springs

PCT1092

Location: 42.0213508605957, -122.878318786621

Cross dirt road

PCT1093

Location: 42.0327682495117, -122.873519897461

Cross dirt road @ Sheep Camp Spring

PCT1094

Location: 42.0373649597168, -122.856964111328

Pass spring

PCT1095

Location: 42.0484504699707, -122.849685668945

Cross dirt road

PCT1096

Location: 42.050048828125, -122.846580505371

Head N toward Big Red Mtn. from Wrangle Gap

PCT1097

Location: 42.050651550293, -122.806434631348

Continue SE trek from Siskiyou Gap

PCT1098

Location: 42.0490684509277, -122.801651000977

Cross dirt road

PCT1099

Location: 42.0544013977051, -122.795829772949

Keep straight @ 5-way intersection

PCT1100

Location: 42.0580825805664, -122.794532775879

Pass spring

PCT1101

Location: 42.0814819335938, -122.739433288574

Continue straight on PCT @ Grouse Gap. If you want to visit the shelter, go R on road

PCT1102

Location: 42.0782318115234, -122.737152099609

Grouse Gap Shelter, a 2-sided shelter with large fire pit and some picnic tables, has no accomodations for sleeping, but provides shelter from a storm. There's a bathroom here, too.

PCT1103

Location: 42.074348449707, -122.716918945312

Cross dirt road on the S slope of Mt. Ashland

PCT1104

Location: 42.0735321044922, -122.697219848633

Cross paved road

PCT1105

Location: 42.0720481872559, -122.691764831543

Cross dirt road

PCT1106

Location: 42.067798614502, -122.671882629395

Mt. Ashland Inn offers a picnic table and a water spigot for hikers to use

PCT1107

Location: 42.0760154724121, -122.651214599609

4 roads converge; stay straight, heading E

PCT1108

Location: 42.0778160095215, -122.629615783691

Pass springs

PCT1109

Location: 42.0773849487305, -122.622001647949

Creek crossing

PCT1110

Location: 42.0663986206055, -122.602951049805

Turn R onto old OR 99 and head S to reconnect with PCT .6 mi. down road on L. To hitch a ride N to Ashland (roughly 12 mi.): Turn L and walk roughly 1 mi. to I-5 onramp

PCT1111

Location: 42.0583648681641, -122.602569580078

Watch closely! It's easy to miss the spot on L side of road where trail tread resumes

PCT1112

Location: 42.0499153137207, -122.585784912109

Cross dirt road

PCT1113

Location: 42.0475654602051, -122.583930969238

Cross dirt road

PCT1114

Location: 42.0306510925293, -122.570648193359

Cross dirt road at the foot of Pilot Rock

PCT1115

Location: 42.0534820556641, -122.507865905762

Refill water at a piped spring surrounded by fencing

PCT1116

Location: 42.0566177368164, -122.50341796875

Cross dirt road

PCT1117

Location: 42.0709342956543, -122.480934143066

Stay straight @ jct.

PCT1118

Location: 42.0852508544922, -122.48168182373

Cross gravel road near power lines

PCT1119

Location: 42.0951156616211, -122.473281860352

Stay straight @ jct. with Hobart Bluff spur

PCT1120

Location: 42.1097831726074, -122.477020263672

Walk through a nice meadow with good camping

PCT1121

Location: 42.1299514770508, -122.482696533203

Cross OR 66 @ Green Springs Summit;

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CA-OR Border Sign

Location: 42.0041847229004, -122.914398193359

©Jack Haskel

CA-OR Border Mileage Sign

Location: 42.0056991577148, -122.913642883301

©Jack Haskel

Grouse Gap Shelter

Location: 42.0779418945312, -122.736526489258

2-sided shelter with large fire pit and some picnic tables, has no accomodations for sleeping, but provides shelter from a storm. There's a bathroom here, too. ©Jack Haskel

Forested slopes

Location: 42.0189933776856, -122.893501281738

©Jack Haskel

Open ridge and flowers

Location: 42.0288276672363, -122.875938415527

©Jack Haskel