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I snowshoed this trail in march and it was so fun! Flat, and accessible. Some were mountain biking it.

11 days ago

Great views of the lake

Completed 9-9-18

Great hike. Did it in mid October on a weekday, so there were very few people there. Yes, it is all uphill all the way to the top, but take your time and enjoy the views from every angle. It's a fairly steady climb and there is no scrambling. Well worth your time.

Wonderful trail! 7miles out and back. Pretty easy hike, mostly flat the entire time. Dogs loved it as well! You follow the river for majority of the hike with beautiful views of the river and mountains. People also mountain bike on this trail. You can also just drive to the falls by following the road to the every end. (Lost of cars parked there) The falls were amazing!! Breath taking!! You can get very close to them and potentially even underneath them, but we did not try. We did the hike the first week of October:) highly recommend!

Breathtaking views!! Pretty strenuous if unused to the altitude.

Great view of the lake and wildlife

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1 month ago

The view from the top is excellent

Beautiful waterfalls and an easy hike to see all of them. This one I ranked lower only because it gets pretty congested with many other hikers and dodging the bikes get challenging. Road to trailhead is gravel but no problems navigating around the occasional pothole. Parking is a problem if you don’t get there early.

simply spectacular. we totally scored with the weather. we were here last year same time and smoke from wildfires made visibility = zero, yesterday visibility was infinity. this is a must see must do hike.

Nice! Great little fall hike.

Very enjoyable hike! The parking lot is relatively small, some street parking nearby.

The trail curves towards the back of the mountain surrounded by large pines and firs. The elevation is slow and steady, trail is very well maintained.

The view away from the lake is just as impressive as the lake itself - old growth forests as far as the eye can see!

Would consider this an easy hike. Short and sweet!

hiking
2 months ago

Great, well defined trail. Spectacular views of Crater Lake. It was challenging due to the elevation but there were plenty of view points to stop and rest. We did this in September and the weather was clear and cool. Highly recommend this trail!

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2 months ago

Absolutely STUNNING views of Crater Lake and the surrounding mountains. Moderately challenging and the payoff is well worth it.

Amazing views of the lake all the way up.

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2 months ago

The perfect hike. So many beautiful views and the trail was fun. We went in mid September and the weather was amazing. It took us about 2 hours, which included lots of stops for photos and taking in the scenery.

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2 months ago

This is a very popular trail. And for good reason.

a little steep but completely doable and only 1/4 of a mile.

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2 months ago

Difficult for me; easy for my 25 year old son who is much fitter than I. Great view at the top but lots of bees.

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2 months ago

A unique vantage point of Crater Lake that not many get access to! My 6yo was able to make it without a problem. We also hiked in to the pit of the cauldron at summit.

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2 months ago

hiked this before dawn and caught sunrise at the top which was cool to see but it was a bit smoky and couldn't see all of the lake or crater clearly.

1069ft elev in 3.5miles.. Hike is worth.. and the view from top is amazing..

hiking
2 months ago

Must do trail

Challenging but worth the views

Really nice trail , We hiked down to the place where we took boat to Wizard Island, we hiked upto the volcanic site and the views from every corner on the way up to the summit were magnificent. I have shared some pics , do check them out.
Also, although this trail is 2.1 miles, it doesn’t include the distance we walk down to the boat and up from boat to your car parking.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Rated lower as was too smoky to see anything from the top. Starts out walking on some lava rock which was the most difficult for my kids. Fun to go inside the crater and was overall a easy moderate hike. I plan to do this one again when there isn't so much smoke.

Totally worth the trek up! Stunning views, plus a jump in the lake at the end!

Beautiful waterfalls!!

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