Mount Bailey Climber's Log

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Snowslogger - Dec 5, 2023 9:01 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008

Mountain Bike Approach  Sucess!

Left from camp at Diamond Lake with my friend Mike riding mountain bikes, which we stashed. Nice hike up, great rock arch view framing Mt. Thielson on the way up.


Dundeel - Sep 27, 2021 9:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2021

Early Fall  Sucess!

Clear and pleasant temps but windy. Shasta hidden in smoke but all other views all the way to Jefferson were great. Liked the picture frame hole in the cliff. Hiked from Hemlock Saddle.


mattcookoregon - Jul 21, 2021 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2021

Well maintained trail and easy summit  Sucess!

The trail is easy to follow the whole way. Mosquitos were only bad near the bottom. Great views of Thielsen and many other distant mountains. Optional, you can drive a very rough road to cut a couple miles off your hike.

Here is a video showing the journey to summit with no BS:


EastKing - Oct 13, 2019 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2019

Great October trip!   Sucess!

Very beautiful hike!! Great views from the top!!

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jul 22, 2017 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2002

Multiple times  Sucess!

8/23/02 Solo from upper road.

5/24/15 With Sue, snow climb from lower road. Traversed ridge and snow-bushwhacked back to trail through the forest.


triyoda - Jul 19, 2017 1:36 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2017

No Bowling  Sucess!

Partial ski descent of the ridge. Too icy to hit up Avalanche bowl.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jul 3, 2015 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2015

Its a Wonderful Mount  Sucess!

Hot, but beautiful, hike. Views were spectacular. I was surrounded by a cloud of huge flies at the summit, however.

Nick Turtura

Nick Turtura - Jan 9, 2015 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2015

Hotel Hemlock  Sucess!

Climbed with coltonpalmer. Had a wonderful day of climbing and spent two nights in the hotel at the base of Hemlock Butte.


coltonpalmer - Jan 9, 2015 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2015

Mount Bailey  Sucess!

Sunny, clear day, awesome views, great company. Snow all the way from Hemlock Cabin to the summit, a little icy in some areas closer to the summit. Couldn't ask for better weather in January.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 10, 2014 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2014

Trail hike  Sucess!

Warm up hike before doing North Sister. Trip Report.


jeffmanning - Aug 29, 2014 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2014

1st ever summit  Sucess!

Great mountain to start on. Well marked and maintained.


shknbke - Apr 21, 2014 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2014

long day with snow  Sucess!

Road 4795 is not plowed from the south end of Diamond Lake, so expect a long day with snow. The ridge was a little spicier than expected with some exposed traversing on firm snow to climber's left. 10.5 hours RT from Diamond Lake. I can't believe they get snowmobiles up that peak!


locke456 - Oct 23, 2013 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013

Trickier Than Expected, But Fun  Sucess!

Headed up Bailey via the Mount Bailey trail, looked like little to no snow at the top, so I left my snow gear behind. Once I crested the ridge, though (right before the rock window), the trail curved to the right and hugged the north face of the mountain for about a quarter mile. There was about a foot of snow hiding back there and because it was about 10am, it was still frozen completely solid, too hard to even kick-step without crampons. Had to sit and wait for it to thaw a bit, then kick-stepped my way up the slope and summited. Really beautiful view of the forest and Diamond Lake ringed by some really striking peaks.


JoelSkok - Sep 14, 2012 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1980

Easy trail jaunt/ scramble  Sucess!

With Joe Brett from Syracuse, NY. A mild but entertaining adventure with big views once you get out of the timber. Only negative memory is that of the honey in my pack having made a terrible mess when I went to make a sandwich once at the summit.


Fingolfin - Aug 12, 2012 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Mt. Bailey  Sucess!

Great day for a hike but views were extremely limited due to smoke from various wildfires.

Nick Turtura

Nick Turtura - Jun 4, 2012 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2012

Killer  Sucess!

Long snow shoe in, short ski down. Slept hard at the end of the day.


santanoni - Jan 13, 2012 11:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2011

Paired with Thielsen  Sucess!

Made for a nice day. Did it after Thielsen, making it out just before dark. Mosquitos were fierce, opening the car door for just a second let about 15 in that I had to kill before getting going.

Troy B

Troy B - Jun 18, 2011 11:58 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2011

Route: Hwy 230  Sucess!

Snowshoed up from the snowpark at Hwy 230 (access roads still snowed in). Enjoyed the views from the top!


Holk - Feb 25, 2011 1:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010

Released the Crazy  Sucess!

I hightailed it up Bailey as the first of many peaks to be climbed in just over a days time.

My TR:


thexcat - Oct 6, 2010 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

Mt Bailey Trail  Sucess!

Hiked up w/ Mai-Anh. Left from 2wd TH. Last section just before the summit was fun. Later in the day hiked down to Crater Lake for a swim and jogged up Mt Scott.

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