Tipsoo Peak Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glide, OR that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from May until October.
Did this trail in Sept and Oct 2015. It was amazing both times. The trail is really nice and groomed. Super quiet out there. On a clear day you can see the Sisters. Beautiful!
As of 5/29/16, trail was inaccessible. the Cinnamon Butte Lookout Rd was closed.
We went late in the season and encountered snow. Made it to the peak but was stormy that day so there was not a spectacular view. Was still awesome and fun!
The incline is pretty steady but overall a moderate hike. The views are fabulous from the top! There is a pretty flat spot toward the top that would be great to camp overnight at.
I hiked this trail with the Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Group out of Roseburg, Oregon. We hit the trailhead around 10AM with a group of about 20 hikers. The well maintained trail was uphill all the way but not too steep. The spectacular views from the top are not evident until the last few hundred feet of the hike. Once on top you can see Mount Thielsen, Mount Bailey, Diamond Peak, Two of the Three Sisters, Diamond Lake, Maidu Lake, Lemolo Lake and Miller Lake. The Pacific Crest Trail is visible just to the east of the peak. There were still some patches of snow on the ground at this elevation in mid July.