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A lovely trail from Diamond lake to the top of Mt. Bailey.


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5.3

Miles

8.5

KM

Point to Point

8,333' 2,540 m

High

5,239' 1,597 m

Low

3,141' 957 m

Up

48' 15 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

The trail will usually be snow-covered between November and May. Mount Bailey is a popular back-country ski area in winter. The first two miles of the #1452 are used for cross country skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer.

Description

The trailhead for the #1451 is on dirt Forest Road 4795-300, about 0.5 miles southwest of paved Forest Road 4795, the main road around Diamond Lake. If Forest Road 4795-300 seems too rough for your vehicle, park along Forest Road 4795 and walk to the trailhead. There are no amenities or water at this trailhead.

The trail starts out flat under a canopy of lodgepole pine. The trail will then guide you through airy stands of fir and mountain hemlock. You'll reach tree line roughly 1 mile from the summit of Mt. Bailey. The last portion of the trail is quite steep and rugged and may be too technical for children.

Above tree line, the mountain's volcanic origins are made clear by the unique rock formations all around. Mt. Thielsen and Diamond Lake will fill the foreground of your view, while the Cascades to the north and Mt. Shasta to the south fill the background.

The first 2 miles are used for cross-country skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer.

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Brian Smith

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  4.4 from 5 votes

#3

in Diamond Lake

#8378

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in Diamond Lake

#239

in Oregon

#8,378

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Mount Thielsen from the summit of Mount Bailey
Dec 14, 2017 near Crater…, OR
Mount Thielsen and Diamond Lake from high on Mount Bailey
Dec 14, 2017 near Crater…, OR
Mount Bailey's rocky summit ridge
Dec 14, 2017 near Crater…, OR
The trail up from the lower trailhead.
Dec 14, 2017 near Crater…, OR
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Oct 7, 2023
Rod March
Aug 3, 2022
Tom H
Jul 24, 2022
Robert Miller
we had a late start at 10am, but avoided the morning mosquito as the wind picked up. More challenging then I remembered , great views and no smoke !!
Aug 1, 2020
Scott Wilkinson
Great hike, but not for the average hiker—there is some exposure on steep loose slopes near the summit (average hikers can stop before this and enj… 10.3mi — 6h 00m
Aug 18, 2019
JP T
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