Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000
The Umpqua National Forest section of the Pacific Crest Trail spans Mt. Thielsen Wilderness, where wilderness restrictions apply. Many places along the 30 miles of trail offer commanding views of the surrounding peaks, lakes and valleys. Much of the trail is at or above timberline and often covered by snow from early November into July.
Water is available near the trail at Thielsen Creek, Maidu Lake and Tolo Camp. A pit toilet is available at Windigo Pass. Parking is available at Windigo Pass and North Crater Trailheads.
Great for a day hike or extended pack trip, though not marked for cross country skiing. The southern end receives light use in the winter. The trail is closed to motorized and mountain bike use as it is within the Mt. Thielsen Wilderness or provides access to the wilderness.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||06/22/2022: Open to over snow travel only, high elevation.|
|Restrictions:||Wilderness restrictions apply|
|Closest Towns:||Roseburg, OR; Klamath Falls, OR|
|Passes:||Some trailheads require a valid recreation pass. Check the Recreation Passes and Permits page for details.|
|Information Center:||Diamond Lake Ranger District|
Windigo Pass, Northern Access: From Roseburg, OR, take Highway 138 east for about 73 miles and go left onto Forest Service Road 60 (Windigo Pass Road). Follow Forest Road 60 for about 12 miles to the trailhead.
North Crater Trailhead, Southern Access: From Roseburg, OR, take Highway 138 east for about 86 miles. Turn north off Highway 138, one mile east of the Crater Lake National Park junction, onto Forest Road 4799. The trailhead begins at the end of the road.
This is a more difficult trail which is 30 miles in length.
BackpackingMany places along the trail offer commanding views of the surrounding peaks, lakes and valleys.
Horse RidingMany places along the trail offer commanding views of the surrounding peaks, lakes and valleys.