wild flowers

kid friendly



nature trips

no dogs



Crater Lake lies in the caldera of Mount Mazama formed 7,700 years ago after an eruption. It is the deepest lake in the United States and is known for its blue color and water clarity. There are two islands in the lake, and, with no inlets or outlets, all water comes through precipitation.

Great view from the top. Lake is bigger than I remember.

Amazing view of the caldera. Well worth the effort

Great hike. Make sure you bring your bathing suit because the water is fantastic. Hike back up is not so bad as long as you pace yourself.

3 days ago

Loved this trail. The trail is steep but short. I hiked this trail in the summer, and I definitely recommend it. If you are hiking in the summer you should leave early and get to the trail by 9 otherwise it's too hot. Definitely recommend swimming in the lake.

3 days ago

Too crowded, everything cost money and every view is cluttered with tourist!

4 days ago

Well maintained trail, gradual switchbacks, partially shaded. Not strenuous, hiked it with my 65 year old mother. Bathrooms at the bottom. Water is excellent and refreshing, don't leave without jumping in!

4 days ago

Nice hike with a great waterfall at the end.

Breathtaking views and steady climbs. Well worth it; and got to hike through a little patch of snow as well!

An incredible new trail. tons of people but wide enough to share. wide open forest, enchanting wildflowers and an awesome waterfall. We trailed right after the rim race, what a day.

Amazing views of Phantom Ship, short, easy loop hike. Check with the park, dogs are NOT allowed on the trail right now. :(

7 days ago

Easy hike through forest with plenty of shade. The inbound part of the trail is downhill, return is uphill but not difficult. Only saw 3 other hikers

8 days ago

A steep crowded trail brings you to the water which is nice to dip into.