Crater Peak Trail

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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.

Distance: 7.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,184 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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nature trips

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

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5 months ago

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.

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muddy
6 months ago

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.

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6 months ago

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.

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bugs
7 months ago

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.

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Fri Aug 17 2018

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

Sat Aug 04 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.

Tue Jun 12 2018

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

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Fri Jun 01 2018

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!

Thu Sep 08 2016

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

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6 months ago

recorded Crater Peak Trail

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6 months ago

recorded Recording - Jul 09, 11:43

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