Mt. Bailey is the other major peak in the Diamond Lake area; it's neighbor Mt. Thielsen sees more ascents. Lying just west of Diamond Lake, Bailey has a steep 4.9 mile trail leading all the way to the top. According to Sullivan, the final mile is full of surprises: a hidden crater, a rock garden of wildflowers, a double summit and a rock wall with a window overlooking Diamond Lake.
|Driving Distance from Portland||250 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||5 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Relevant Books||75 Scrambles in Oregon by Barbara Bond 100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades by William Sullivan|
|Relevant Maps||Google map|