Dutton Creek Trail is a 4.4 mile out and back trail located near Crater Lake, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until September.

Length4.4 miElevation gain1,043 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingViewsWildflowersWildlifeFeeNo dogs
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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. SEASONAL CLOSURE: This area is subject to seasonal closure due to weather conditions. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/crla/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne St, Suite 240 , Salem, OR, 97301, Phone: 800-547-7842

Directions from Annie Spring Entrance Station: Drive northward into the park 4 miles to Rim Drive. Turn left on to West Rim Drive and travel 2 miles to Rim Village Road. Turn right and drive a short distance to the trailhead. The Dutton Creek Trail can be accessed via the Discovery Point Trail. From the junction of Rim Village Road and West Rim Drive the trail leads southwestward on the opposite side of Rim Drive from the Discovery Point Trail.

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Rupert Person
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great trip, some creeks on the all trails maps were dry, fill up on water every chance you get

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Brian Baumgartner
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Beautiful old growth forest

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Monica Larcom
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Crater Lake is open! Dutton Creek Trail is also open, but there are some trails in the park that are still closed due to snow (like watchman, Garfield, and Cleetwood Cove).

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Jennifer McDaniel
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Backpacking

Nice trail in the forest, but definitely steep if you're headed up to the lake.

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Lucy Martin
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Easy hike through forest with plenty of shade. The inbound part of the trail is downhill, return is uphill but not difficult. Only saw 3 other hikers

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Tim Regen
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Hiked from Mazama campground to Rim Village and back. It's a short walk north along Munson Valley Rd from Mazama Village to Annie Creek Spur Trail. Annie Creek Spur Trail was steep. It flattens out a bit where it meets up with the PCT alternate, and then gets steeper on the Dutton Creek Trail as you approach Rim Village. You'll pop up out of the woods at theback of the Rim Village parking lot, where you can get a sandwich and drink at the gift shop. Took us most of the afternoon, but we're flatlanders.

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James McNeal
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Hiked this trail as part of a loop starting with Lightning Springs Trail. Although stunningly beautiful, the rapid elevation gain makes this trail quite strenuous. If we had it over to do again, we would have started on this end and finished on Lightening Springs Trail.

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Randall Sechler
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Hiroko A
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Kaivalya (Kai) Chotard
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Jay X
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Angela Paul
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Julie West
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AJ Juarez
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JoAnn Ireland
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Denisse Caballero
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Veronica Belmont
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Jamie Marie
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Nicole Welch
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