Lightning Spring Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Lightning Spring Trail is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Crater Lake, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

8.4 miles 1354 feet Out & Back




nature trips



wild flowers

Directions from Annie Spring Entrance Station: Drive northward into the park 4 miles to Park Headquarters. Turn left on to West Rim Drive and travel nearly 5 miles to a picnic area between Discovery Point and The Watchman. Park at this picnic area and cross Rim Drive to the trailhead.

7 months ago

currently closed due to construction 8/19/16

8 months ago

Pretty easy trail. Moderate descent with snow still on the trail mid way through July. Lots of mosquitos as you work you're way down the trail so be sure to pack bug spray. Some really great options for camping.