Distance: 10.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Seasons: June to September
Description: The hike up Tenas Peak climbs steadily through a mixture of older confier forests before rewarding hikers with stunning views. The peak was once an old fire lookout from which Tolo Peak, Mt. Thielsen, Mt. Bailey and peaks along the rim of Crater Lake are visible. This Tenas Peak hike is best done as a backpacking excursion given the distance and elevation.
Directions: Off Highway 138, about one mile east of Lemolo Junction, turn north onto Road 60 or Windigo Pass Road. Continue for 4.5 miles then turn right onto Road 6000-958. Continue for 1.5 miles to the trailhead. This road dead-ends at the trailhead for the North Umpqua Trail (#1414).
Start out by hiking along the North Umpqua Trail for 2.5 miles. Then turn right onto the the Tolo Creek Trail. The Tenas Peak #1445 is 4.5 miles up this trail to the left. It is an additional 3.3 miles to the summit. This same trail junction also connects to the Pacific Crest Trail.