Explore the most popular Kid Friendly trails in Crater Lake National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful area is one of my top 10 favorite destinations in the whole US. Breath taking.

hiking
icy
snow
10 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

This trail is all about the carving, and the history of it. Marvelous

hiking
fee
icy
snow
12 days ago

Such a beautiful day for snowshoeing out to doscovery point and back. Have a basic understanding of snow safety and enjoy the views!!!!

scenic driving
18 days ago

Crater Lake is an enchanting experience. This drive will let you view the ‘Crater Lake Blue’ from everyone direction. For my full trip report with pics and story go to: https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2020/01/26/scenic-rim-drive/

hiking
18 days ago

A dip in Crater Lake, some of the purist water on earth, is in my opinion a must do while at Crater Lake. The ‘Crater Lake Blue’ is something you won’t forget. For my full trip review including story, pics, and cliff jumping videos go to https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2020/01/28/cleetwood-cove-trail/

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Excellent trail to enjoy Crater Lake. We hiked up on New Years Eve, couldn’t make it to the peak because the snow cover was to deep along the ridge. Well worth the views half way up though. Road was open all the way to the village. Micro-spikes or snow shoes are recommended.

Did this one in July and it was amazing! Busy during the summer but great views!

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off trail
snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I did this hike today. We didn’t have snowshoes and couldn’t go further than a mile. The view of Wizard island and Crater lake was amazing from the view points. You may check the avalanche hazard before doing this hike. You can rent snowshoes from Rim village cafe for 20$.

October 2019

hiking
2 months ago

This is an extremely easy and pretty short trail. It’s more of a walk but the waterfall is beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

This was a pretty easy hike for a spectacular view. It’s a must when visiting crater lake. I saw a lot of people bring their dogs... which definitely isn’t cool. They have no dog rules for a reason— to preserve plants and habitats in and around the trail. Please respect these rules!

hiking
2 months ago

A pretty short hike but it leads you down to the water which is cool! I didn’t know they did boat tours until I got down there.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

snowshoeing
snow
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Mostly just a way to get down to the water. Cool if that is what you are trying to do.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail gives you alright views of the canyon although i wish there was an easier way to get a good view of the canyon. Obviously its great that this is a loop. good trail to stop by on your way out of Crater Lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail if you want to some good views of crater lake. Well kept as well, usually doesn't melt out until June, sometimes not even until July.

hiking
3 months ago

Went last year, early July. Easy trail—expect lots of foot traffic. Beautiful wildflowers. Breeding grounds for butterflies. Park Ranger had asked that we watch our footing so as to not harm them. Gorgeous “Blues”. Found some reviews/info here: http://hipsterbirders.blogspot.com/2015/11/butterflies-of-crater-lake-national-park.html?m=1

hiking
3 months ago

Memorable experience. Went last year, early July. Not a ton of shade on trail, and can get pretty hot. Wear sunscreen, hat, etc. Place can be pretty packed. Not as many people on the trails. Recommend for your viewing pleasure, 10/10.

hiking
3 months ago

Small snowy patches, but nothing impeding trail use. It was a beautiful day out there today!

hiking
3 months ago

Breath taking trail. This is an official alternate for the PCT so we had to do it. Fantastic awe inspiring views. We did this in September 2019 on Friday morning so it wasn’t too crowded. Camped in the national park campground the night before then started on the rim trail the next morning. Ended the day at Grouse Hill campsite

the NPS website says dogs are allowed on this trail.

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