Ascent of Diamond Peak on 2021-01-23

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 23, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Diamond Peak
    Elevation:2440 ft / 743 m

Ascent Trip Report

Note: All of the information here is current to the best of my knowledge as of the time of my visit. Private timberlands in the Oregon coast ranges change hands frequently, and future hikers may find things have changed.

Diamond Peak is on land owned by Weyerhaeuser, and lies within the Stott Mountain-North Alsea travel management area. The gate mentioned in the trip reports by Dennis Poulin and Bob Bolton is now clearly marked to forbid unauthorized motorized vehicles behind the gate at any time. There is no exception during any hunting season.

The gate can be reached by driving via Moonshine Park and along the Siletz River. This road can be gated at any time but is generally open to the public on weekend days only and apparently all year except when fire danger is high.

The hike is along good graveled roads until the final slope, which includes a brief push through young trees (there is a path here on the ground but it may be hard to find), and then fairly easy going through mature, open woods. I suspect that the road approach would be good on a mountain bike, although I did not use one. Note that all electrified bikes are forbidden within the travel management area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2160 ft / 658 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2160 ft / 658 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2060 ft / 628 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Route:Weyerhaeuser road 115 - "Blue Jay"
    Start Trailhead:Siletz River road  380 ft / 115 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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