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Easy hike with lots of water features. Went counterclockwise from the trail head. No booklets were left to purchase as of 8/5.
Not too crowded but it could have been because the wildfire smoke was rolling in. Lots of plants, streams and stepping stones. Quite a few bees.

Super easy hike, and beautiful there, but not sure if it’s worth the drive

hiking
13 days ago

Hiked this trail July 24, 2018. Easy walk to the falls. Lots of wildflowers and butterflies.

Nice trail. Liked going counter clockwise. Crossing several small streams covered with wild flowers. Moving water and wildflowers make a wonderful time.
Donated a dollar and kept the wildflower booklet offered at the trail head.

Great views of the pinnacles! Not to be missed!

hiking
18 days ago

Short and easy hike to the Plaikni Falls. Tons of mosquitos on the trail, beware!

Short and sweet. Well maintained, fairly easy uphill trail. Lookout is locked up and in rough shape but it's definitely worth the quick trip.

hiking
22 days ago

Great hike. Not too busy with amazing views at the top

walking
23 days ago

A short hike with spectacular views at the end of the trail or the top of the Crater. Along the path you will see a tree trunk consumed by lava and frozen in time!

Short hike but amazing view :)

Easy trail. Not necessary to go far for the best views. We went to the park boundary and saw the old stone structure that used to display the parks name. I assume this was once an access point to the park.

This is a lovely trail. We camped in site F11 and had the trail at our backdoor. We hiked the loop after dinner on our first night. Lots of pretty flowers to see here.

This was the most uninteresting walk. No good views from this trail.

The hike to the falls is not scenic. Trail surface is unobstructed. The variety of flowers at the falls was nice.

30 days ago

nice app , I have lived in Oregon for 4 years and I cant believe how many trails there are just in Oregon and I like exploring different trails, just nature its kind of relaxing

hiking
1 month ago

Surprising trail with a nice reward at the end. Trail is mostly flat with a slight incline at the falls. We hiked between 2-3PM when the sun is on the falls and makes better pictures. The wildflowers were awesome along with hundreds of butterflies. Don't miss this one at Crater Lake NP.

Short, flat stroll while viewing the pinnacles.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail. Quite a lot of people, so we didn’t get too close to the actual waterfall. The flowers were all in full bloom and the butterflies were plentiful. It was a simple hike with a fantastic waterfall and a rushing brook as well.

hiking
1 month ago

Meh. Tons of mosquitoes and more than any hike I’ve ever been on. Decent 1-2 miler otherwise.

We did this early in the morning; it was nice to enjoy a quiet morning hike. We were the only ones on the trail. Pretty stream. Definitely recommend if you’re camping in loop E - easy access. Mosquitoes.

Unbelievably gorgeous in mid-July with rainbows of flowers and mossy springs gurgling across the stones of the path. Quick and lovely leg-stretch for adults with parking on the East Rim Road. Excellent for children (kindergarten and up?) to explore. Little girls might like to pretend fairies live by the smallest spring trickles. Mosquito-infested. Definitely not wheelchair accessible.

An explosion of wildflowers and butterflies! The walk to the falls is on a wide, flat hard-packed gravel trail appropriate for almost all ages and abilities. Even a person being pushed in a wheelchair can go all the way up to the falls. The forest is pleasant and fragrant but ordinary. Then come the falls! We were there in mid-July and the wildflowers were spectacular—over a dozen kinds covering the creek banks in profusion. A hundred (or so) tiny blue butterflies were drinking from puddles on the path and anyone who reached down soon had a butterfly or two on their fingers. The falls are lovely, too (If you have an iPhone, take a Live Photo and convert it to long exposure!). Definitely worth taking a picnic or guitar or drawing pad and spending some time at this beautiful destination. Mosquitos are abundant. No bathroom at trailhead or anywhere on the trail.

Definitely worth the effort for the views from the top! It’s a constant but not too strenuous elevation gain, and there are some pretty wildflowers and interestingly gnarled trees to look at along the trail (as well as the views!). We hiked this trail in the afternoon on 4th July and even though the parking lot was very busy we only passed a handful of other groups on the trail. There was also snow in pockets along the trail, but not on the trail itself.

A very pleasant walk through the drier forest up to the wetter areas and then the waterfall. Some moderate parts but not strenuous at all - we walked it in well less than an hour, including a good stop at the falls. Definitely recommend wearing insect repellent, as the mosquitoes are relentless. Also look out for the tiny butterflies on the ground near the stop for the waterfall at the end of the trail! Several of them had been squished which was quite sad to see.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike. In fact, I’d rate this as “easy” and not moderate. But I guess it’s a subjective measure.
You get great views up at the top. It is a high traffic trail so keep that in mind for weekends and holidays. I went on the trail on July 5th so it was predictably busy.

The views from the top were spectacular and well worth the hike up. the trail has lots of views of the Lake, but also views of the valleys and mountains looking down from Rim. it was clear when we hiked it and we even got a great view of far away Mount Shasta.

This is not a review - but rather a warning that as of 6/24/18 this trail is still closed.

Bring bug spray. Lots of mosquitos. Relatively flat easy hike, nice fall at the end.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice flat stroll out to some interesting volcanic spires caused by erosion that look similar to the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon... maybe worth a stop if you have 30-45 minutes to spare. TH is at the end of Pinnacles Spur Road, 7 miles south of Phantom Ship Overlook/7 miles from Steele Info Ctr.

Great caves
Has easy access into them.

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