Crater Rock Trail

HARD 6 reviews
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Crater Rock Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,566 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

rock climbing

skiing

snowshoeing

views

wild flowers

rocky

snow

A fun descent from Crater Rock on Mt. Hood with the technical part of actually going to the summit. This can be done after a chairlift ride up the Palmer Lift in the spring or starting from Timberline Lodge and ascending the climbers trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with excellent views from Crater Rock. The total trip is 7.7 miles from the parking lot, not 4 miles as indicated by AllTrails. I strongly recommend using an ice ax for safety and micro-spikes or crampons for traction.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

I did this in snowshoes Dec 6th 2018. It took me three hours to get up and one hour down. Excellent day with amazing views. I got a touch of snow blindness, haha. My wayfarer style UV glasses were ineffective. You should have wraparound glasses that totally protect your eyes. There was a pungent sulphur smell higher up.

hiking
11 months ago

Best part was all the rock fall at night. Great campsite at the top of the spur just below crater rock.

I spent the night. Great views obviously. Stars are great. You most likely get to be the highest person in OR for a night!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Wednesday, January 04, 2017