Doable Diamond

Peak Summited2021 Diamond Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadDiamond Peak Via Rockpile Trailhead
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were an annoyance
Snow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to cross
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

There were mosquitos for sure! There were less of them than a few weeks ago from reports I have gotten, however DEET did almost nothing to detour them.


This hike was harder than I expected. I have easily covered this distance at once and this elevation gain, however I happen to have a huge fear of heights. This mountain almost did me in at the ridge line. I sucked it up and crossed it not once, but twice (I mean I really wanted a shower so going down was a MUST). So far this is the only hike on this challenge I was surprised to see on it because of the exposure. To most it probably isn't that bad, however I had some very experienced hikers in my group that were shocked as well.


The hike itself wasn't too bad, that last few miles was incredibly steep and a royal pain to get down, but poles made it easier. Other than that it was pretty much a breeze and minus the ridge, I would hands down do it again.


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    1. It was less than ideal. I’ll have to do it again in clear weather.

  1. Hi! I am trying to find an accessible route to the TH that doesn’t require a high clearance vehicle. Do you have any insight on which forest service roads are accessible? Thanks!

    1. Yes! I left a review on alltrails that gives exact direction and will get you there even in a car. This is also starting from the rockpile th.