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Diamond Peak

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

View of Diamond Peak from the Mt. Yoran Trail (Cheryl Hill)
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Diamond Peak is the centerpiece of the Diamond Peak Wilderness and the highest peak in the Willamette Pass area. The most common ascent route is a non-technical hike along the south ridge from a sharp bend in the Pacific Crest Trail at about 43.5047, -122.1425. This is about 12 miles round-trip from the Rockpile Trailhead.

Diamond Peak is a shield volcano and therefore different from most of the other High Cascades volcanoes, which are stratovolcanoes. It is less than 100,000 years old. The mountain was first ascended in 1852 by John Diamond, a pioneer from Eugene, and William Macy as part of a scouting mission for the Free Emigrant Road.

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