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Best trails in Diamond Peak Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Diamond Peak Wilderness, Oregon? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Diamond Peak Wilderness ranging from 4.5 to 18.3 miles and from 4,835 to 7,093 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Great glaciers carved Diamond Peak after volcanic activity created the mountain. Today, at 8,744 feet, it surpasses every other summit in this region of the Cascade Mountains. Diamond Peak Wilderness, which straddles the crest of the Cascades, rests largely beneath a dense forest of mountain hemlock, lodgepole and western pine, and silver, noble, and other true firs. Snowfields remain most of the year in pockets above the tree line, and dozens of small lakes, one to 28 acres in size, bejewel the high country. Pikas and marmots scurry about the numerous scree slopes, along with Roosevelt elk, at least until November snows drive them out. Stinging hordes of mosquitoes hatch from the first of July through much of August. Excluded from Wilderness designation but on the eastern and southern boundaries you'll find three large scenic lakes: Summit, Crescent, and Odell. Approximately 14 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail pass through the area and near Diamond Peak itself, and another 38 miles of trails give access to many lovely lakeside campsites. Mountain climbers scaling Diamond Peak's nontechnical summit often set up base camps at Marie Lake, Divide Lake, and Rockpile Lake. Much of this area is worthy of off-trail exploration.

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Map of trails in Diamond Peak Wilderness
Park information
Acreage:
52611 acres
Contact
541-433-3200
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Top trails (18)
#1 - Diamond Creek Falls Trail
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
The trail starts at the fantastic Salt Creek Falls, which can be viewed from above and, by following the spur on our route, from below. Following Diamond Creek Falls Trail counter-clockwise, you firstShow more
#2 - Indigo Lake Trail
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Indigo Lake Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Crescent, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best useShow more
#3 - Lower, Middle, and Upper Rosary Lake
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
Lower, Middle, and Upper Rosary Lake is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The traShow more
#4 - Diamond Peak
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 5 h 53 m
Diamond Peak is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oakridge, Oregon that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips Show more
#5 - Mount Yoran Trail
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
This hike is a short trip to some small lakes located just below Mt Yoran. Divide Lake is known for its great reflections and views of Mt Yoran and Diamond Peak. There are several "primitive" campingShow more
#6 - Midnight Lake, Hidden Lake, Yoran Lake via PCT
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 15.6 mi • Est. 7 h 26 m
Midnight Lake, Hidden Lake, Yoran Lake via PCT is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nShow more
#7 - 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. TheShow more
#8 - Diamond Peak via Rockpile Trailhead
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 6 h 56 m
Diamond Peak Via Rockpile Trailhead is a 10.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oakridge, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#9 - 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 uShow more
#10 - Stag Lake and Lakeview Mountain
Diamond Peak Wilderness
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Length: 13.2 mi • Est. 7 h
Stag Lake and Lakeview Mountain is a 13.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent, Oregon that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. ThShow more
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