Mt. Thielsen from Thielsen Creek Camp
- Difficult (to Thielsen Meadow)
- 11.4 miles round-trip
- 1650 feet elevation gain
- Open end of July through October
- Use: hikers and horses
- Difficult (to Howlock Meadows)
- 15.7-mile loop
- 2000 feet elevation gain
Mt. Thielsen looms like the Matterhorn above Thielsen Meadow, an alpine glen with a bubbling mountain stream. If you have extra energy after hiking to Thielsen Meadow you can return on a Pacific Crest Trail loop via Howlock Meadows, a broader field at another mountain’s base. In either case, be prepared for mosquitoes from late July until mid-August and expect horse traffic on the first few dusty miles from the trailhead.
To find the trailhead …
If you’re interested in the longer loop hike, turn left …
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.