Tipsoo Peak Trail #1472

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The trail is a series of wide switchbacks traversing through a widely spaced mountain hemlock-true fir forest with little ground vegetation. After about a mile the trail enters Mt. Thielsen Wilderness. The last mile has open dry meadows. The final 500 feet to the top is a scramble along a narrow rocky ridge. Views from the top are spectacular and include Diamond, Miller and Maidu Lakes, Mt. Bailey, Mt. Thielsen and other Cascade peaks to the north and south. 

At the top, expect gusty winds. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is a 0.3-mile scramble down the southeast side of the peak. This route is not marked or managed as a trail.

Tipsoo Peak Trail #1472 - View along trail

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/22/2021: Trail cleared
Open Season: Summer
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply within Mt. Thielsen Wilderness.
  • Motorized or mechanical equipment, including chainsaw, bike, motorcycle, hang glider or cart use prohibited in wilderness.
Closest Towns: Roseburg, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Diamond Lake Ranger District

General Information


From Roseburg, OR, take OR-138 east / northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard. Continue east for about 75 miles. Turn east off Highway 138 onto Forest Road 4793, the Cinnamon Butte Lookout Road. Go 1.5 miles on Forest Road 4793 then continue on Forest Road 4793-100 for 3 miles to the Tipsoo Peak Trailhead.

Umpqua National Forest Recreation Map reference number is L - 6. Located at Township 27S, Range 6E, Section 14.



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  Area/Length : 
3.1 miles

  Elevation : 
6,500 feet - 8,034 feet range