Thielsen Creek

Mt. Thielsen from Thielsen Creek Camp

Difficult
(to Thielsen Meadow)
11.4 miles round-trip
1650 feet elevation gain
Open end of July through October
Use: hikers and horses

Difficult (to Howlock Meadows)
15.7-mile loop
2000 feet elevation gain 

Left: Mt. Thielsen from Thielsen Creek Camp

Mt. Thielsen looms like the Matterhorn above Thielsen Meadow, an alpine glen with a bubbling mountain stream. If you have extra energy after hiking to Thielsen Meadow you can return on a Pacific Crest Trail loop via Howlock Meadows, a broader field at another mountain’s base. In either case, be prepared for mosquitoes from late July until mid-August and expect horse traffic on the first few dusty miles from the trailhead.

To find the trailhead ...

If you’re interested in the longer loop hike, turn left ...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.

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