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Diamond Peak Loop

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 4.7 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A loop to Diamond Peak and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).


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24.8

Miles

39.9

KM

Loop

7,039' 2,146 m

High

4,822' 1,470 m

Low

2,816' 858 m

Up

2,817' 859 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

A 24-mile loop, starting and finishing at the Trapper Creek Trailhead. Two portions of the route are cross-country. Mosquitos at this time of the year were numerous and bothersome.

Need to Know

Be prepared for mosquitos in the summer.

Description

Start at the Trapper Creek Trailhead near Odell Lake and begin your journey on the Whitefish Creek Trail #42 until you reach an intersection about 3 miles in. Here you'll transition to the Crater Butte Trail #44 that you take west towards the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Maps and trail signs are a little lacking so be prepared to travel cross country and use a map and compass or the Hiking Project mobile app. Also, mosquitoes were horrible during this July trip so plan to bring repellant and protective clothing.

When you reach the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) turn north and work your way along the east flank of Diamond Peak. You get great views of the surrounding area. There is a route that goes up to Diamond Peak if you are feeling the urge to summit, otherwise continue north. Along this route we found a spring just off the trail coming right out of the rocks that must start from the snowpack on the mountain. The water tasted great and was plenty cold and refreshing.

You can continue on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and take an auxiliary trail at Pengra Pass south to the Trapper Creek Trailhead or you can complete a small cross country trek to Yoran Lake and then take the Yoran Lake Trail towards Odell Lake and end at the Trapper Creek Trailhead.

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Shared By:

Steve Jackson

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Photos

On the way to Diamond View Lake
Oct 22, 2018 near Oakridge, OR
Diamond Peak in the background.
Mar 15, 2016 near Oakridge, OR
Views of the east side of the Cascades, as seen from the flank of Diamond Peak on the PCT.
Feb 13, 2016 near Oakridge, OR
A water spot on the flank of Diamond Peak while on the PCT.
Feb 13, 2016 near Oakridge, OR
Diamond View Lake.
Feb 13, 2016 near Oakridge, OR

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Nov 17, 2018
storms hikin
Oct 19, 2018
D. Beckstrand
Only went as far as Diamond Lake, overnighted, then went back. Too cold at night on this late October trip! 10.6mi
Jul 28, 2018
Katie Wheatley
Jun 17, 2018
April Claeys
24.8mi
Jun 14, 2018
April Claeys
Sep 1, 2017
Ron Lamie