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Diamond View Lake

As you might expect from its name, Diamond View Lake has a stunning view of Diamond Peak, the highest mountain in the Diamond Peak Wilderness.  And the ride to visit this beautiful lake is a delight. 

The Riding

Diamond View Lake, Whitefish Horse Camp

You’ll start at Whitefish Horse Camp, located on the shore of beautiful Crescent Lake, or at the nearby Windy-Oldenberg Trailhead.  You'll follow the Whitefish Creek Trail, which winds beside its namesake creek the entire way to the Diamond View Lake.  

Diamond View Lake, Whitefish Horse Camp

The trail climbs fairly steadily through lodgepole pine forest, gaining about 900 feet of elevation.  You’ll cross the Crater Butte Trail #3844 about 0.7 mile before reaching Diamond View Lake.  When you arrive at the lake you’ll find trees to tie your horse to and logs to sit on to eat lunch and enjoy the view.

Diamond View Lake, Whitefish Horse Camp

The ride is 10.5 miles round trip from Whitefish Horse Camp, or 12.5 miles round trip from the Windy-Oldenberg trailhead.

The Camping

 Diamond View Lake, Whitefish Horse Camp

You can camp overnight at Whitefish Horse Camp, a well-appointed camp that offers a potable water spigot next to every campsite, plus corrals, toilets, garbage cans, and manure bins.

More Information

The trail to Diamond View Lake is featured in Riding Central Oregon Horse Trails, by Kim McCarrel, available at  Happy Trails!

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