Tipsoo Peak Trail

HARD 11 reviews
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Tipsoo Peak Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glide, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.5 miles
1,473 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




nature trips






4 months ago

Nice easy walk, could be beautiful view but for the smoke. 09-15-2018 no snow very dry. The road in has some washboard 1st mile than some wash spot. Most suv wont have any problems, no 4x4 needed. Unless it’s raining or snowing.

6 months ago

I just hiked it this week and there is a lot of snow for the last 2 miles. It can be tricky to find the trail, but I was able to manage thanks to a previous hiker's tracks. The view at the top is INCREDIBLE, I had the whole trail to myself. One note on the road to the trailhead: it's heavily eroded and I would not recommend low to the ground cars to attempt it. When you drive it you'll know what I mean ;)

Monday, August 21, 2017

A nice hike on September 10, 2016. We went to the top to see amazing views of Mt. Thielsen, Howlock Mt., Mt. Bailey, Diamond Peak, Cowhorn and more. After a short lunch, 3 of us decided to make our way down the side of Tipsoo and across the meadow to the high point of the PCT for the states of Oregon and Washington. We followed our GPS devices back to the trail and back down.

Monday, June 13, 2016

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!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

As of 5/29/16, trail was inaccessible. the Cinnamon Butte Lookout Rd was closed.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

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!

Monday, October 05, 2015

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.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

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.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Monday, August 01, 2016