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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.

1 day 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.

15 days ago

Good but hard

17 days ago

Amazing hike. Incredible views on the way down, a bit strenuous on the way back up. Make sure you cliff jump into the lake! Absolutely recommend.

Got lucky with a beautiful, sunny, low wind day. The snow was dense so was able to walk with microspikes to Discovery Point easily. Views are surreal. Snowshoes came in handy when I extended my hike to Watchman Overlook for an ~8 mile RT. Didn't see a winter trail to Watchman Peak, which may be OK as there was a lot of loose snow and ice on the steep incline. Depending on where you drive in from make sure your GPS knows only the South road is open during winter time.

26 days ago

Weather was great and we got a great view of the lake and Wizard Island. Rented snowshoes from gift shop and cafe in Rim Village ($16 for 24 hrs). From Rim Village to the Watchmen it is about 4 miles (8 miles round trip) and took us a total of 4.5 hours there and back. You can’t get to the peak with all the snow though.

Hiked this trail because it's only official access to Crater Lake I'm aware of. The boat tours, light fishing and swimming in its very cold water. Trail is switchback from parking down to waters edge. Flat surface but steep inclines even with switchbacks.

Amazing hike! Somewhat intense but doable climb.

Lots of fun jumping in to the water, it was very cold, but clear and blue. Very quick to.

1 month ago

Really fun! We didn't get the whole view because go the smoke from the forest fire, but it was still pretty.

2 months ago

Did this one in August 2016. It’s a short and sweet little hike. Moderately steep. I definitely had to take a few short breaks because of the elevation. It’s about 8000 ft. at the peak. But overall very scenic and wonderful views!

Easy but beautiful walk through the forest with amazing views of Crater Lake and the Phantom Ship.

3 months ago

Nice wide trail.

Short and sweet, amazing view

3 months ago

High "return on effort", great views for an easy hike (should not be classified as "moderate", though)

3 months ago

Beautiful views. Don't forget this is in the national park, so being $15 to get in the park. It was cold and windy at the trailhead and sunny and warm during the hike and at the top. Not hard, gradual incline up. Took me 45 mins to get to the top with a steady pace. Highly recommend!

loved the trail. We were the first ones to hike it the morning of 10/8/2017. we started at 9:55am. It was cold and there was fresh snow on the ground. the trail is easy and well defined. The views are amazing from the top.

Very scenic, moderately steep trail with panoramic views of the area.

3 months ago

Beautiful views of the Lake. A little windy at the top, but worth it.

3 months ago

Steep hike but easy! Beginning of it is all just heading down to the shore. Once you get there, there will be a spectacular up close view of the deepest and clearest lake in America! Play in it! Then hike back up and that's it

3 months ago

Very easy trail. Anyone can do it! Just walk along the path to get awesome views of the pinnacles.

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