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hiking
2 days ago

Great hike with spectacular view at the end. Just a little too popular for my tastes though, but that's probably what I get for hiking it on a Saturday of a holiday weekend.

on Mount Scott Trail

3 days ago

Very rewarding hike. Couldn't quite tell if I was close to the top then all of a sudden you turn a corner and see the fire lookout not far off.

Very easy trail, save or about 40 ft of steep incline 1/4 of the way in the trail. A very relaxing walk into the woods. Can't wait to transverse this trail once it snows. Seemed almost bug-free, save for butterflies.

Ignore Shoen Davis, this is not a 4 hour hike unless you get lost. I had a three-year-old lead the way and it only took us about an hour and 30 minutes.

Perfect trail if you’re looking for an easy stroll-in-the-park style trail. Loops around Lake of the Woods and is great for pups and hikers of any level. Almost zero incline. Would carry bug-spray.

Gorgeous hike and beautiful views! There is no water on this hike, so make sure to bring enough to share with your pups!! The first half of the hike is also mostly inclined and in the sun, so come prepared with sunscreen and dress accordingly when hiking during spring/summer. The second half of the trial is mostly downhill and super fun due to run due to the trail being built for bikes. So, be prepared to share the trail with mountain bikers and be courteous enough to step aside to let them pass. Didn’t have a mosquito problem in spring. Four stars due to the lack of shade and water.

This half of the trail is rough. More of an incline than the first half on Varney Creek and there are more fallen trees to hurdle over. There are several lakes on this loop. Wouldn’t recommend hiking it until mid-summer. At the top of the loop there was still quite a bit of snow pack (2-3 feet) when I went in May. Come mosquito prepared!

This trial is gorgeous! It is an incline most of the way up with slight alleviations here and there. You’ll pass Lake Como on the left after the trail split to Mtn Lakes Loop before you reach Lake Harriet. Both are stunning and are stocked with rainbow and brook trout! Fishing is great! We packed in and stayed a few days. I wouldn’t recommend setting up at Lake Harriet though due to the winds. It’s always windy due to the location. Lake Como would be a great one to set up at. Four stars only due to the mosquitos - come prepared!!

hiking
6 days ago

Highest point in the park and definitely the best 360 view. It is challenging with lots of switchbacks. But, the views are worth it.

backpacking
13 days ago

Backpacked with 3 other friends to camp on the north side of Lake Harriette. Pretty difficult with 30+ lbs strapped to you but worth it. I advise taking the left side to get to the Lakes quicker when you hit the fork on top of the mountain.

hiking
14 days ago

Very easy and relaxing trail, definitely a way to fix a bad day. Make sure to check out the falls before you leave.

A nice little walk for the first half of the hike, not secluded enough for my taste.

Half hour drive from lodge. Well marked and maintained trail. Completely free from snow end of June. Great views of the lake from above. Moderate hike if you are active. We had the mountain to ourselves at 6 am.

hiking
23 days ago

Amazing hike! Beautiful scenery and well worth the hike to the top. Elevation climb of 3,000 feet happens quickly w/in 2.5 miles so bring water and your stamina! The fire lookout on top is very picturesque. Best views of Crater Lake!

Great hike that follows creek the whole time. Lake is post card perfect. Watch out for mosquitos!

Went 6/2/18 , got swarmed with mosquitos 100ft. onto the trail and they didn't let off for a while. Other than that, it was a beautiful hike.

hiking
1 month ago

One of the only spots you can see Crater Lake. The first half is brutal. It's a gradual incline on the edge of the mountain that seems to go on forever. You'll be relieved one you rach the first switchback. Very cold and windy at the top compared to the base. Beautiful beautiful view at the end.

Beautiful, easy and fun trail, especially for kids!
Lots of wildlife to be seen, some very fun places to hop off the trail and explore down by the water.
It gets super hot when it’s sunny. From now ‘til fall, I suggest going early in the morning, late evening, or only on overcast days.
“walk” more than a hike.

hiking
1 month ago

"Easy" is very accurate for this trail as it's more of a leisurely walk than a hike. It was convenient place to stop on our trek from San Francisco to Crater Lake. It's very conveniently located and an easy place to stop to stretch your legs without having to commit to a real hike.

Great Trail for hiking with dog, but keep alert for mountain bikers.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome views, great trails! We loved taking our dog there and enjoying all the beautiful sights.

birding
3 months ago

The birds! The trail is well maintained, the dam is a plus. Bird watching shacks are very convenient close to the river. Flat enough to jog and run (kids). Not much shade, lots of sun.

this is a great hiking and mountain biking trail. There are some really good views of Klamath Lake and even Mount Shasta on a clear day.

Excellent trail so close to cabins

Easy trail with a large variety of birds. Beautiful scenery along the river.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful, easy going trail. Gets really cold come winter because of it being so close to the water. There are several hidden secrets just off the trail if you're paying attention! One of my personal favorites.

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent late summer hike even with wildfire smoke. Moderate rating but easy for seasoned hikers with a mostly level trail and gradual incline. Energetic school-aged kiddos could do this trail. Interesting flora if little fauna. Beautiful views and a diversity of colorful minerals to see. Wildfire tower was locked up but USGS medallion was easy to locate. I didn't see one human soul on this hike in mid-August. Surprising.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike located within Crater Lake National Park. Excellent views of the entire lake. You can see Diamond Lake and Mt. Thielsen off in the distance.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail with just the right amount of rocks. Would be awesome on a mountain bike. Some downhill jumps on the hooligan decent. The views are pretty, and the distance makes for a nice few hour loop on foot.

Amazing hike! Somewhat intense but doable climb.

Great trail, beautifully constructed by Dirt mechanics and maintained by Klamath trails alliance. Fun flow trail for mtb and great views!

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