Dellenback Trail #1460


Area Status: Open

This is a well-maintained paved trail that winds around Diamond Lake. Perfect for both biking and hiking for people of all ages, this trail takes you through many unique places in the recreation area, with magnificent views of Mt. Bailey and Mt. Thielsen. This is an easy 11.5 mile trail with multiple segments. The first 0.5 mile heading west from South Shore Boating Site are barrier free and wheelchair accessible. Other entry points around the lake may lead to short stretches of accessibility as well.

For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation

Dellenbeck Trail #1460 - View along trail

Dellenbeck Trail #1460 - View along paved part of trail

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 08/05/2022: Crews are working on removing danger trees in the Diamond Lake area near Dellenback Trail.
Area Amenities: Accessible
Permit Info: Oregon State Sno-Park Parking Permit required November 1 through April 30
Restrictions:
  • Motorized use prohibited (Except during winter - The beginning 0.5 mile of this trail is groomed wide and is shared by Snowmobile, XC Skiing / Snowshoeing, and Mushing / Skijoring users)
  • Horse use prohibited
Closest Towns: Roseburg, OR
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Accessibility:
  • The first 0.5-mile starting at the South Shore Boating Site and heading west is managed as a barrier free trail and wheelchair use is encouraged.

Accessibility:
  • The first one-half mile is managed as a barrier free trail and wheelchair use is encouraged.

Directions:

From Roseburg, OR, take OR-138 E / NE Diamond Lake Boulevard. Continue 80 miles east of Roseburg on Highway 138, turn west onto Forest Road 4790 into the Diamond Lake area. The trail can be accessed at any point around Diamond Lake.


General Notes:
  • Trail grades range from 0-8 percent
  • There was a guard station in the Silent Creek area around the 1900's, constructed by Forest Service personnel. This was the first ranger station at Diamond Lake.
  • South Meadow was filmed in a Hollywood movie "Canyon Passage" during the late forties. This expanse of open grass was used extensively by sheep herders in the 1930's.
  • Cheese Hole is the deepest portion of the lake and a favorite hide-out of trophy sized rainbow trout. Named for the favorite bait of still fishermen.
  • Lake Creek is the only outlet for Diamond Lake. The cement weirs here were part of an old fish hatchery.
  • Oregon State Department of Transportation Sno-Park Information

Parking:

Summer:

Winter:


Activities

Mountain Biking

  • Trail is designed for all types of bicycles and bike riding abilities. 
  • Bicycle symbols painted on the pavement indicate the route through Diamond Lake Campground and Diamond Lake Resort.
  • Always ride to the right of the trail in single file.
  • Watch for others at all times
  • Be able to stop within one-half of your sight distance.

General Info:

Accessibility
  • The first one-half mile is managed as a barrier free trail and wheelchair use is encouraged.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Day Hiking

  • This is an easy 11.5-mile trail with multiple segments.
  • The first 0.5-mile is barrier free and accessible.

Backpacking

  • This is an easy 11.5-mile trail with multiple segments.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Scenery

Mushing/Skijoring

  • This is an easy 11.5-mile trail with multiple segments.
  • The South Diamond Sno-Park is used by Snowmobile and XC Skiing / Snowshoeing users.
  • The beginning 0.5 mile of this trail is groomed wide and is shared by all three types of users.
Difficulty Level: Easy

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

  • This is an easy 11.5-mile trail with multiple segments.
  • The South Diamond Sno-Park is used by Snowmobile and Mushing/Skijoring users.
  • The beginning 0.5-mile of this trail is groomed wide and is shared by all three types of users.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Snowmobiling

  • The South Diamond Sno-Park is used by XC Skiing / Snowshoeing and Mushing / Skijoring users.
  • The beginning 0.5-mile of this trail is groomed wide and is shared by all three types of users. Use extreme caution for other user groups.
  • Snowmobiling is prohibited on this trail beyond the first 0.5 mile.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Amenities

Accessible:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
11.1 miles

  Elevation : 
5,190 feet