Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail (Diamond Lake Ranger District) -
This trail is the primary route through the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. The trail offers exceptional views both east and west as it weaves across the crest of the divide. To the west, lies the irregular and deeply dissected terrain of the Umpqua Drainage; while to the east the traveler sees the broad, open Rogue Basin, with the peaks of the high Cascades rising above. In addition to the fine vistas, the divide features a spectacular display of wildflowers in its many meadows from mid-June until mid-August.
The Rogue - Umpqua Divide Trail provides a pleasant trip through mountain scenery with varied vegetation types including dense stands of true fir and mountain hemlock, open wet and dry meadows and rocky sparsely vegetated hillsides. At 8.8 miles, the Whitehorse Meadows trail merges from the left. The two trails continue as one for .3 miles at which point the Whitehorse Meadows Trail takes off to the right and the Divide Trail continues on, entering the Rogue River National Forest.
This trail can be used for short day hikes or overnight due to the trailhead accesses. Camping and water is provided at Three Lakes Camp, Clear Creek Camp, and Fish Creek.
Directions from Prospect: Travel northeast on Highway 230 and turn north onto Road 3703, Three Lakes Road, which is approximately 2.5 miles west of the Highway 230/Highway 138 junction near Diamond Lake. Continue on Road 3703 for six miles and the trailhead is just west of Three Lakes Camp on the left. The Fish Creek Road 37 off of Highway 138 near Toketee Ranger Station crosses the trail five miles west of Three Lakes. This trail can also be accessed from the west on the Rogue River National Forest providing a continuous trail of approximately 24 miles from Three Lakes to Abbott Butte.
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Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail (Diamond Lake Ranger District)
OR 97447 US