Little Crater Lake Trail to Meditation Point

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Little Crater Lake Trail to Meditation Point is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length7.8 miElevation gain288 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsWalkingForestLakeRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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FIRE CLOSURE: From Sep 25, 2020 - May 15, 2021 there are closures in this park or area due to wildfire. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/mthood/alerts-notices/?aid=62187

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V Reynaga
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Decided to hike around Lake Timothy one last time before the end of the year. We parked at Little Crater lake campground and went all the way around. Very lightly snowing through most of it but definitely picked up the last 3-4 miles. Really magical. We did notice the lake was lower than we’ve ever seen it but again just lovely.

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Adamari Saldana
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It was very easy and super beautiful! Such a great place to spend the day.

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Jodi Brendle-Simon
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Nice easy beaut

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Jenna Baehr
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Good maintained trail. Surprised by all the camping sites along the way. looking forward to packing in someday!

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Lindsey Tegeler
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Jason Plowhead
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Nevan K
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This trail isn't too long and there's not a huge elevation change. It was a nice walk and Little Crater lake was cool to see. I'd be interested in visiting again to camp and fish.

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Karen Schaan
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Hiking

Little Crater lake is beautiful and the North Arm of Timothy Lake was surprising beautiful due to the color of the lake in this area. The hike is easy - not much up or down. Went on a Friday and it was fairly crowded with several people not wearing masks and not moving over on the trail.

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Daniel Craig
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The trail is just a trail, but the lake is absolutely stunning!

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Nate InTheWoods
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We started at Little Crater Lake Campground and hiked for roughly 3/4ths of a mile to the Timothy Lake Trail. From there we hiked around the entire lake, connecting with the PCT shortly after passing by the Oak Fork Campground, and making our way back to Little Crater Lake. All told it was 13.2 miles, but didn’t seem that long due to very little elevation gain. A great day hike or break it in half and camp along any of the dozens of hike-in camp sites along the north shore.

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Seth Hill
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Hiking

We ended up with fantastic weather for this hike. We left Little Crater Lake around 11am and only saw two parties on the trail. It was quite a bit busier at the trailhead when we returned around 3pm.

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Jake Van Winkle
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A 12-mile loop around Timothy Lake through campgrounds and along a section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Moderate difficulty primarily due to distance.

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Keith Kozelisky
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Really cool trail but is very crowded. Lots of bikers, runners and other hikers. Still worth a day hike!

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Ryan Darmody
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Backpacking
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Parking at Little Crater Lake campground then backpacking to Meditation Point on Timothy Lake.

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AllTrails User
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Hannah Stepper
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Christopher Giroux
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Ryan Trammell
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Ronnie P.
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Trista Keller
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Melissa Glo
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kevin floyd
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Keith Kozelisky
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Chandler Rogers
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Melinda Laubscher
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Brandy Young
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James Rogers
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Krysti Slonaker
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JC Aubry
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Ariel Bernhard
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