Crater Peak Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crater Lake, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until October.

Length7.0 miElevation gain1,184 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsForestViewsWildlifeFeeNo dogs
Description
Waypoints (0)

Crater Lake National Park charges a fee to enter or you can purchase an annual park-specific pass. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/crla/planyourvisit/fees.htm.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (48)
Photos (49)
Activities (37)
Completed (92)
View user's profile page
Lauren Mosterd
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 19, 2020
Hiking
View Lauren's activity
View user's profile page
$15 $40
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 23, 2020
Hiking

Nice trail with some good views. Saw nobody else on the tail the day we did it. Trail easy to follow, well-maintained. Only parking for about 10 cars at the picnic area.

View user's profile page
Thomas Knez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 19, 2020
Hiking
View Thomas's activity
View user's profile page
Paul Remmenga
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 26, 2020
Hiking

This is one of the less traveled trails in the park. Loads of great trees. Fun walking around the rim of the old volcano!

View Paul 's activity
View user's profile page
Normajean Cummings
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 22, 2020
HikingGreat!

This was a great hike. Three of us hiked it on August 22 and we did the loop at the top of the peak. Total was 7.5 miles. The views were beautiful, and we only saw three other people on the trail.

View user's profile page
Craig McCloskey
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 16, 2020
Hiking

Nice mature forests throughout. The trail is easy except the climb up the mountain which is moderately difficult. Not heavily trafficked. I only passed one couple the entire hike. This is a nice escape from the crowds elsewhere.

View Craig's activity
View user's profile page
Marcus Coke
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 15, 2020
Backpacking

Sweet

View Marcus's activity
View user's profile page
Ali Bagley
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 6, 2020
Hiking

Super rad! Nice and peaceful at the beginning ten a pretty good up hill. You can’t see crater lake but you can see beauty forever! Also, we only saw 3 other people on the whole trail. Loved it.

View Ali's activity
View user's profile page
Michaiah Annear
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 25, 2020
HikingBugs

It is so beautiful at the top and I only passed 4 small groups. The way down it was about 5pm and I was chasing away mosquitoes the whole way. Definitely remember to bring a big repellent.

View Michaiah's activity
View user's profile page
Terri Ketterman
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 10, 2019
Hiking

We did this trail on the Monday after Labor Day. Did not see a soul until we were almost back to the trailhead. Trail is well maintained, mostly soft dirt, some rocky areas. Mostly level with some steep areas, including the final ascent, which was very tough, but completely worth it. Views were stunning, be sure to do the full loop at the top. Plentiful wildflowers, although a touch gone by when we were there.

View user's profile page
Jay Cunningham
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 6, 2019
HikingBridge outMuddy

We thought this was a nice hike though we kept getting "off route" messages from All Ttails. We knew we were in the right trail.

View user's profile page
Carrie Andrews
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 5, 2019
Hiking

Lovely hike. We camped about 2 miles in. Very private and remote. Great mountain summit to orient your way and surrounding mountains on. Not too hard. Easy trail to follow.

View user's profile page
Jonathan Colmenares
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 17, 2019
HikingBugs

bring extra bug spray , and maybe a net. those things are relentless. this is a relatively flat walk until the final peak when it's all uphill. most of the hike is shaded. if u go for sunset, be prepared for a pitch black forest to go through, bring your headlamp and a flashlights. views are sparse, but some angles are absolutely stunning.

View user's profile page
Ben Wood
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 17, 2018
Hiking

Moderate with strenuous sections. Great views. A solid Enjoyable hike.

View user's profile page
Christopher Wingard
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 4, 2018

Beautiful trail with spectacular views once you reach the peak. Parking lot was full with picnic gatherings, but we saw no one on the trail the entire time. Mosquitoes are still around though, so bring your spray.

View user's profile page
David Landry
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 19, 2018
Hiking

Beautiful day and terrific views, but lots of mosquitoes the whole way.

View David's activity
View user's profile page
Dan Gartner
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 12, 2018

Hiked about 1.5 miles in. Some snow so went back. Beautiful hike

View user's profile page
Doug French
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 8, 2018
Hiking

amazing view of Klamath valley and Shasta mountain. definitely a butt kicker on the last mile to get to the top but totally worth it! side note mosquitos are very active in this trail so bring some spray and drown in it cuz we didn't and we were running from them the whole way down!

View Doug's activity
View user's profile page
Yves L
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 1, 2018
Hiking

My favorite hike at Crater Lake NP, thought no views of the lake. You will hike through all the fir trees you can imagine. Lots of dead trees at the base makes it suddenly makes the trial eerie. As the peak you'll see Klamath Basin. Slept here for the night and only saw two people the whole time- and that was in the morning hiking back. Highly recommended!

View user's profile page
Jonathan Curtis
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 8, 2016
First to Review

great views of the Klamath valley, keep in mind you won't have any views of the lake

View user's profile page
Doreen W
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 31, 2020
Hiking
View Doreen's activity
View user's profile page
$15 $40
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 22, 2020
Hiking
View $15's activity
View user's profile page
Jessica Garley
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 26, 2020
Hiking
View Jessica's activity
View user's profile page
Michael Collodi
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 9, 2020
Hiking
View Michael's activity
View user's profile page
Miguel Gelin
Gray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 6, 2020
Hiking
View Miguel 's activity
View user's profile page
Gina Passaro
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 6, 2020
Hiking
View Gina's activity
View user's profile page
Miles Gantt
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 7, 2020
Hiking
View Miles's activity
View user's profile page
Keith Moran
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 3, 2020
Hiking
View Keith's activity
View user's profile page
Annie Paskovich
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 31, 2020
Hiking
View Annie's activity
Showing results 1 - 29 of 48