ElevationAscent: 1,489' 454 m
Descent: -1,487' -453 m
High: 5,715' 1,742 m
Low: 5,139' 1,567 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“An out-and-back run along the PCT and then to grand views from Boccard Point.”— Bruce Hope
Park here and follow the PCT south for just under 3 miles to where it comes adjacent to a gravel road (Baldy Creek Road). From here, turn east on to the Boccard Point Trail and head eastward and slightly uphill along what was obviously once an old road. The old road meanders around a gentle slope and through the forested headwaters of the Dutch Oven Creek drainage. After about 1.8 miles, the old road ends and from there you follow an obvious (well-used) use trail southeast for about a quarter mile to the famous rocky outcrop known as Boccard Point.
The near-panoramic views from the Point offers glimpses of three mountain ranges. To the southwest rise the ancient Klamaths adjacent to Mount Shasta. To the west is Pilot Rock, the Siskiyous, and Mount Ashland (look for the white radar dome on its summit), and to the north continue the Cascades. Spread-out below you is the Soda Mountain Wilderness, and there are few places other than here to catch a good glimpse of its remote drainages.
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