Best camping trails in Diamond Peak Wilderness, Oregon

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Explore the most popular camping trails in Diamond Peak Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of camping trails in Diamond Peak Wilderness, Oregon
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52,611 acres
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541-433-3200
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Top trails (8)
#1 - Indigo Lake Trail
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
#2 - Sawtooth Mountain
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 5 h 25 m
Hike around the High Cascade basin located between Sawtooth and Cowhorn Mountains, with detours to the top of each peak and a scenic look at Indigo Lake. Start out hiking from Timpanogas campground up toward Indigo Lake. Two hundred feet before Indigo Lake, veer left to continue on the trail up to Windy Pass. But be sure to visit Indigo Lake and see the beautiful blue and pristine water. Continue up the switchbacks to Windy pass. At the crossroads, a right turn will lead you up to the summit of Sawtooth, a 3.6 mile roundtrip detour. But turn left and continue along the ridge traversing Sawtooth and Cowhorn for 2.1 miles. After climbing a short set of switchbacks you'll encounter an intersection. Left will allow you to continue around the basin, heading back to Timpanogas Lake. Going right will take you on the second detour to the summit of Cowhorn Mountain. Hike 0.3 miles to the PCT and turn right, going another 0.3 miles. Take a left up and scramble up to the peak of Cowhorn. The detour to Cowhorn is 2 miles roundtrip. Once you are back at the basin trail intersection, turn right and continue 2.7 miles down around the basin. After passing a small pond on your right, take a left and continue 1.1 miles back to the trailhead at Timpanogas Lake.Show more
#3 - Midnight Lake, Hidden Lake, Yoran Lake via PCT
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 15.6 mi • Est. 7 h 26 m
#4 - Chuckle and Indigo Springs
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
Bubbling springs coming out of the ground and an easy hike along the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. This is just a small section of the 33 mile Middle Fork of the Willamette River Trail. The Indigo Springs area is both a campground and a nature hike through where you can find water bubbling up out of the dirt. Just up the road you will connect with the Middle Fork trail and which winds along the banks of the river through Douglas fir, western hemlock, alder, and red cedar. At the end you will find chuckle springs.Show more
#5 - Yoran Lake Trail to Karen Lake and Yoran Lake, Mount Yoran to PCT to Marie Lake, Crater Butte Trail #3844 to Diamond View Lake
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 27.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
Sometimes the trail is a little unclear especially the first section through a swampy area, but a great hike in dry weather.Show more
#6 - Trapper Creek to Diamond View Lake
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 5 h 24 m
#7 - Hidden Lake, Lil's Lake, and Divide Lake from Willamette Pass via PCT
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 18.3 mi • Est. 9 h 11 m
#8 - Whitefish Creek trail to Crater Butte Trail
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Whitefish Creek Trail begins in Whitefish Horse Camp (a horse-friendly campground) near Tranquil Cove at the west end of Crescent Lake. The trail follows Whitefish Creek through lodgepole pines into the Diamond Peak Wilderness to a beautiful view of Diamond Peak at Diamond View Lake. The trail crosses Crater Butte Trail #44 about a half mile before reaching Diamond View Lake.Show more