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Size: 54,185 acres - Elevational Range: 4,383 - 8,563 feet

The Diamond Peak Wilderness is in the Lane County and Klamath County of Oregon. And in the Deschutes National Forest & Willamette National Forest.

Just an hour into the green foothills of the Cascade Mountains above Eugene lies an ancient, weathered volcanic peak forming the focal point of the Diamond Peak Wilderness.

Nestled between Lane and Klamath Counties, the Diamond Peak Wilderness area offers a multitude of hiking trails, lakes, streams, and of course multiple Rock Climbing routes to the summits of 8,744 foot Diamond Peak and its rocky neighbor 7,100 foot Mt. Yoran.

There are many points of entry into the Diamond Peak Wilderness depending on your destination and the direction from which you are traveling. Coming up from Eugene (off Interstate 5) on Highway 58 along the north side of the area you can choose from multiple parking areas and trail heads at Salt Creek Falls, Gold Lake snow park, Trapper Creek Campground, and Odell Lake Lodge & Resort.

One of Diamond Peak Wilderness's best recognized features as seen from Highway 58 is 7100 foot Mt. Yoran. It appears as a distinct eroded rock plug projecting from the northern slopes of Diamond Peak.

Dozens of pristine lakes, ranging in size from 1 to 28 acres, reflect the summer light like jemstones.

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