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Diamond View Loop

Willamette Foothills, Oregon

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  • Start of the trail from the Gold Lake Sno-Park gives a glimpse of Diamond Peak.- Diamond View Loop
  • Trail for Diamond View Loop.- Diamond View Loop
  • Snowshoeing in the Willamette National Forest.- Diamond View Loop
  • View of Diamond Peak.- Diamond View Loop
  • Enjoying the view of Diamond Peak.- Diamond View Loop
  • Willamette National Forest.- Diamond View Loop
  • Snowshoeing in the Willamette National Forest.- Diamond View Loop
  • Sun shining through the trees in the Willamette National Forest.- Diamond View Loop
  • Willamette National Forest.- Diamond View Loop
  • Snowshoeing on the Diamond View Loop Trail- Diamond View Loop
  • Willamette National Forest.- Diamond View Loop
  • Trail junction for the CJ Way Trail that connects to the Diamond View Loop Trail.- Diamond View Loop
  • Warming hut in the Gold Lake Sno-Park.- Diamond View Loop
  • Warming hut in the Gold Lake Sno-Park.- Diamond View Loop
  • Parking area in the Gold Lake Sno-Park.- Diamond View Loop
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beautiful view. Few people.
Cons: 
Steep trail.
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Region:
Willamette Foothills, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Sno-Park Parking Permit
Total Distance: 
3.00 mi (4.83 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
4,990 ft (1,521 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
435 ft (133 m)
Trail type: 
There-and-back/Loop
Trail condition: 
Backcountry
Trail Uses: 
Snowshoeing
X-Country Skiing
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Snow (1–2 in.) overnight.
53°F
30°

Fri

Snow (7–11 in.) until evening, starting again overnight.
30°F
26°

Sat

Mixed precipitation until evening and windy throughout the day.
41°F
28°

Sun

Light rain until evening.
46°F
39°

Mon

Foggy in the morning.
59°F
40°

Tue

Clear throughout the day.
66°F
39°

Wed

Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
60°F
40°
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

Pro Contributor

While exploring the Westview Snow Trail System, be sure to check out the Diamond View Loop. This short and moderately steep trail takes you to the highest point in the area with a clear view of Diamond Peak (the view from the Odell Overlook Trail is somewhat obstructed by the trees). 

There are a few options to reach the Diamond View Loop from the Gold Lake Sno-Park, and both start from the south end of the parking area. Westview Trail and CJ Way, which is steeper and hazardous during icy conditions, both lead to the loop, and both are well marked. From the Diamond View Loop you can continue to Eagle Rock and view Odell Lake. For a longer adventure you can follow the trails toward Westview Shelter or even farther out to Bechtel Shelter

The Gold Lake Sno-Park offers parking (a Sno-Park permit is required), a warming hut that is staffed by friendly ski patrol volunteers on the weekends, maps for sale, and vault toilets.

Backcountry Safety

Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.

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