"Mount Bailey is a Cascade shield volcano west of Diamond Lake and north of Crater Lake National Park. The long summit ridge is an easy scramble on typical Cascade rock—nice to look at but lousy for hiking. Approaching the summit, scramblers will encounter striking whitebark pines, particularly along the windswept west slope. From the summit scramblers will enjoy views of Mount Thielsen and Diamond Lake to the east. Wildflowers along the route feature Indian paintbrush, lupine, and penstemon." Read more
"Not quite as overwhelming as neighboring Mount Thielsen, 8,377-foot Mount Bailey is a favorite among Southern Oregonians. The two giant volcanoes, Thielsen and Bailey, rise up on opposite sides of Diamond Lake, just north of Crater Lake. Mount Bailey is the one seen from the Diamond Lake Resort. A major, if underrated, Cascade Peak, Bailey is only 800 feet lower than Thielsen, with a beautiful and challenging summit trail.
Most of the stretch between Spur 380 and mile 5.3 snakes up a south-facing facet, with views of the Crater Lake rim to the south. Occasionally the path bumps a sharp rim, revealing panoramas to the northeast of Diamond Lake and Bailey’s dizzying avalanche bowl. Beginning 0.5 mile before the false-summit overlook, things become quite steep; be sure to bring water." Read more