Ascent of Diamond Peak on 2021-01-23
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, January 23, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2440 ft / 743 m|
Ascent Trip ReportNote: 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|
| 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|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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