Cleetwood Cove Trail

MODERATE 110 reviews
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Cleetwood Cove Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chiloquin, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
649 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

beach

forest

lake

views

wildlife

no dogs

Steep down and back hike from Crater Lake Rim road to the shoreline near the only boat dock in the park offering spectacular views of the lake and surrounding rim. Cleetwood Cove trail offer the only lake shore access in Crater Lake National Park and offers spectacular lake views and access to the lake at the bottom of the trail at and near the boat dock. The steep trail takes from 1.5 to 2.5 hours and is 2.2 miles RT with an elevation gain of about 700 ft. The trip up is strenuous with an 11% grade. The boat dock offers boat tours of the lake or to Wizard Island; tickets can be purchased at the parking lot at the top of the trail. One of the must do hikes in CLNP.

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10 days ago

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18 days 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

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19 days ago

19 days ago

Stunning!

26 days ago

Steep. Loved it.

Amazing views, the smoke was almost gone. We even got the chance to jump from a cliff, don't forget your swimming suit, even though the water was a bit cold, it was an amazing experience. Also it will refresh you before your way up!

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29 days ago

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1 month ago

Well maintained trail that leads down to the lake access point. Has a good jumping rock and the water is crystal clear and great for swimming. Super barefoot friendly!

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1 month ago

Awesome trail, However lake wasn't seen today due to fires - you can swim in lake and there is a place to juno from a cliff

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1 month ago

Loved it for the whole family!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice, short trail. Switchbacks. Great views of the lake. There are bathrooms available and places to sit and admire the views. Boat deck is at the bottom of the trail and boats leave from there. From here you can swim in the lake. The water is about 50 degrees F in August.

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1 month ago

Very scenic trail, quite the hike back up, but very proud of my 5-yr dol doing it.

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1 month ago

Would definitely do this trail again. Short but steep on the way out. Don't forget your swim suit - the rock jump into Crater Lake is a high point of the trail. Start early to avoid some of the crowd.