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Beautiful!!

I am not from this area. I along with several other cars pulled over and parked in front of the gate right off the highway and waited for the gate to open. I read online and it says that it works off sensors and opens as several cars leave. After seeing about 20 cars leave and it never opened I got frustrated and decided to try my luck by going up the highway and turning around and entering from the other side. There is no gate on the other side. You go straight in. Beautiful waterfall.

hiking
11 days ago

Did this hike years ago and is still one of my all time favorite hikes. Quite easy, but spent a couple hours meandering and looking at the trees

I'd suggest going to any of the other waterfalls in the area.

This is extremely packed with tourists, and the top of the trail is closed due to fire damage.

This is a quick, short trail with high return with the trail ending w 360 panoramic views of crater lake!

This trail was recommended to us by the park ranger. Unlike a lot of the trails, it goes down to the lake where you can take a dip. We didn’t as it was too cold but it looks refreshing for warmer days. It was a nice short hike but somewhat of a challenge going back up. Doable for all!

hiking
26 days ago

Great, short hike. It’s a workout, but you are rewarded with terrific views. The lake is incredibly beautiful!

Beautiful views. Ascent is rapid but the trail is short.

Awesome for family spent a long time here, great meander through the woods. Snuck down to the river- lots of surface action. Grabbing rod.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a short distance but vertically challenging hike, with a few sketchy spots of single track. It was really a beautiful trip through the quiet, almost "rain forest" cool coastal mist. I started out feeling a bit chilly on the descent to the rocky beach, but surely warmed up for the ascent from the ocean. This is a gem!

Hiked this trail in June 2017. Beautiful views. Bees were annoying.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great hike through redwoods down to the ocean. The coordinates from AllTrails took me right to the trailhead. A sign there said the trail was closed .10 miles from the ocean, but I decided to hike in anyway. As it turns out, there are alternative ways to get to the ocean at the end of the descent. That part totally makes the hike great, descending from sunny redwood groves to a cool, fog-shrouded rocky beach. The sign at the trailhead says it is 2.1 miles to the ocean so the round-trip is 4.2 and not 3.5. (See picture). The trail starts of wide and fairly level and then begins a fairly constant descent. After 0.7 miles it crosses the Pacific Coastal Trail and that's where it really gets steep; countless switchbacks until the ocean. The whole hike took me a bit over three hours, including about 20 minutes before heading back up. I'm still getting into shape so I'm sure it's possible in less than two hours. Because of the beautiful redwood trees, so many hikes in this area are great. Damnation Creek Trail is yet another one of them, very much worth doing, particularly if you want a bit of a workout. AllTrails rates this hike as moderate, but the state park literature calls it strenuous. If someone were passing through the area and only had time for one hike, this would be a good one for it.

Beautiful views throughout with presence of great amount of shade.

Beautiful views throughout with presence of great amount of shade.

Lots of switches on a wide, well-maintained path. This place becomes pretty popular on the hotter days, but the parking area is sizable.

Lounge on the rocks, freeze yourself in the water.

Hike is really easy but the view of these hills is amazing. You have to see these with your own eyes at least once. Would rate 5 stars if the hike was an actual hike or more of a challenge.

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike on a well graded trail - well worth it - especially at sunset! 19 Sep 2018

Everything about Crater Lake gets five stars in my book. Pretty strenuous coming back up, but it’s only a mile. Beautiful day, no smoke.

Nice little hike. Off the grid so could not record.

結構歩きごたえがあり、最後にサプライズが待っています。誰も居ない視界の開けた海。最高でした。いつまでもそこに居たい気持ちになりました。帰りは基本的に登りで少しキツイ感じ。トレッキングシューズでのハイクをお勧めします。

hiking
2 months ago

Crazy little crowded spot worth seeing. A lot of water going through a fairly small slot. It was the last little trail of a 2 day journey done on the way out. Met some nice people along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

Five stars because it was the only place Brook could swim in Crater Lake......and she and the people waiting for the ferry enjoyed it. Nice steep hill with gorgeous views of the lake.. My phone app told me at one point it was a 25% grade. It's a bummer they haven't made a better access point for the ferry. It prevents many people from enjoying all of the park.

You just have to see it. Words and pictures don’t really do it justice.

I would rate as moderate, just because of the elevation change near the top. Great views all around today. The smoke from nearby fires wasn't too bad today. Beautiful area.

hiking
2 months ago

***The smoke today (8.6.18) was terrible!! You could not see the lake from the road and ash was covering our car. Please check the webcam before you drive out here. My son broke out in hives from the smoke while hiking. None the less it was a steep hike with a beautiful swim! Lots of elevation.

great view. you can see the whole Cascades and Siskyous (if it wasn't for the smoke from the California fires) The National Park Service rates it as moderate to strenuous. possibly because of the elevation (8,013 ft) Even so, I had less problems with the thin air than I did 40+ years ago at the same elevation on Mt. Fuji. (Who says youth can handle it better than oldsters?)

One of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done. The god rays created by sunlight piercing through the fog and the redwood tree branches was incredible and I captured some screensaver worthy photographs. The beach was also spectacular although a bit cold. The trail is steep but not too bad. One of the best hikes in Redwood NP and SPs in my opinion.

hiking
2 months ago

A must do trail to feel the purest form of water in America's deepest lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Surely one of the most unique hills I have ever seen. Best view on sunset.

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