Diamond Peak via Rockpile Trailhead

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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 hiking and backpacking and is best used from July until October.

Distance: 10.9 miles Elevation Gain: 3,766 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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28 days ago

Hiked Saturday, 9/21/19 with absolutely perfect weather. Super fun mountain to climb, but still a nontechnical hike. Followed the driving directions and hike description in William Sullivan's book,100 Hikes in Central Oregon Cascades. The road: paved FR 21, gravel Pioneer Gulch Rd and Rockpile Rd are passable by even passenger cars with a little care. TH is marked with a sign, parking area on the side of the road. The trail: Rockpile trail is in good shape, easy to follow. PCT of course in excellent shape, very easy to follow. The turnoff to the climber's trail was marked by two cairns, easy to spot. Climber's trail is relatively easy to follow on the way up, take care to note the route up after treeline in order to meet back up with the trail on the way back down. The GPS track/route on this page was spot on and very helpful. The climber's route was easy to see even close to the summit. There are a few large rock formations that one has to pick their way around, but a decent trail is currently there, and we only need to use our hands once or twice. Bit of snow was present above 8000' or so, route is currently snow free. Saw 8 other folks the whole day. One hiker came from Summit Lake, stated that the road was only passable by a high clearance pickup, in 4 low the whole time, lots of ruts, rocks, and deep standing water, and it took over an hour.

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