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)
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.