Diamond Peak Trail 3699

Diamond Peak Wilderness Area, Oregon

Distance1.0mi
Elevation Gain544ft
Trailhead Elevation5,794ft
Top5,933ft
Elevation Min/Max5719/5933ft
Elevation Start/End5794/5794ft

Diamond Peak Trail 3699

Diamond Peak Trail #3699 is a hiking trail in Lane County, Oregon. It is within Diamond Peak Wilderness Area. It is a mile long and begins at 5,794 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 544 feet. This trail connects with the following: Corrigon Lake Trail #3654.

Diamond Peak Trail #3699 Professional Reviews and Guides

"An 8,744-foot cascade volcano, Diamond Peak dominates this wilderness, although four other mountains here rise above 7,000 feet. The peak is surrounded by several sizable glacial lakes like Crescent, Odell, and Summit, plus numerous, smaller, glacial-cirque lakes, all within the wilderness boundary. Many of the larger lakes contain stocked trout populations, with brook trout and rainbow trout the most common species.

Given the abundance of water—bigger lakes, pothole lakes, and small, water-filled depressions—mosquitoes can be fierce in early summer. Some 14 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail traverse the wilderness, in addition to 38 miles of other trails. The highest-use areas—Marie, Divide, and Rockpile Lakes—are popular base camps for the climb up Diamond Peak. This trail guide contains four trails ranging from 4 to 18.2 miles in length."

"Diamond Peak is a fabulous Oregon ski mountaineering objective because the turns can be spectacular, the views stunning, and the crowds nonexistent."

"This classic spring ascent is a rare gem. It’s “doable” by relative newcomers to backcountry snowshoeing, yet challenges experienced mountaineers. It’s unlikely that you’ll wear the snowshoes the whole way up; in fact, crampons and ice axes are recommended."

Diamond Peak Trail #3699 Reviews

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7/21/2009
To summit this mountain in the summer is a silly idea due to the fact that the mosquitoes are so thick that I literally had blood running down both arms and feered for my safety. There is a confusing four way trail intersection where the diamond peak trail is renamed rockpile trail. After taking the rockpile trail and reaching a majestic picturesque mountain lake the rest of the way to the summit is off trail. All in all a great hike with beautifull glacial lake views and a challeging ridge climb. I would deffinately recomend the summit in the fall or spring before or after the mosquitoes hatch though.
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Diamond Peak Wilderness Area
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Sep 2018