Divide Lake

Divide Lake and Mt. Yoran

  • Moderate
  • 8 miles round trip
  • 1200 feet elevation gain
  • Open July through October
  • Use: hikers, horses

Diamond Peak does indeed have the kind of idyllic alpine scenery that draws crowds to more famous Oregon peaks. But here most of the alpine idylls are packed into one miniature cove: the little-known Divide Lake basin between Diamond Peak and Mt. Yoran. If you have extra energy after hiking up to Divide Lake, an 0.8-mile climb leads to a pass with a view across Central Oregon.

Turn off Willamette Highway . . .

The trail starts in . . .

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This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.