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HEMLOCK CABIN, OR
part ofUmpqua National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Fri Oct 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewHemlock Butte Cabin is a very primitive backcountry winter experience, and guests who stay here should be experienced in winter backcountry travel. It is this remoteness that makes the 4-mile ski or snowshoe to the cabin worth the effort.
The cabin was built by the Edelweiss Ski Club in 1990 and has room for about 12 people. There are often occupants from several different groups staying in the cabin at the same time. Only a few basic amenities are offered, so guests should be prepared to pack in most of their own supplies and gear.
The cabin is situated at the base of Southern Oregon's Mount Bailey in Umpqua National Forest, near scenic Diamond Lake. Mount Bailey is a popular ski destination, averaging 600 inches of snow per year and boasting 6,000 acres of ideal skiing terrain.
Several winter recreation trails crisscross the area. The Hemlock Butte Trail, which is used to access the cabin, is a challenging backcountry ski experience. Skiers on this trail can enjoy views of Mount Thielsen, Mount Bailey and even the rim of Crater Lake on a clear day.
The cabin is a three-story A-frame with a wood stove for heating the cabin and melting snow. The ground floor serves as the living area with benches around the stove. The middle floor is the sleeping area. The top floor is available for additional sleeping space via a wall-mounted ladder. The only provided cooking pot is for melting snow.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Roseburg, OR, take Highway 138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Continue to follow OR-138 E for approximately 83 miles. Turn right onto OR-230 west and follow for 3 miles to Three Lakes Sno-Park/Trailhead (Forest Road 3703). Park in Sno-Park lot and ski or snowshoe in approximately 4 miles.
From Medford, OR, take Highway 62 E/Crater Lake Highway toward Crater Lake/Klamath Falls for approximately 55 miles to Highway 230 N for approximately 21 miles. The Three Lakes Sno-Park/Trailhead (Forest Road 3703) will be on the left.
Guests need to purchase a Sno-Park permit to park at Three Lakes Sno-Park. These can be purchased at Diamond Lake Resort or other outlets. Click here for permit information and a list of outlets.
Mailing Address:HEMLOCK CABIN
2020 Toketee Ranger Station Rd
Idleyld Park OR 97447
Phone Number:Information: (541)498-2531