Mount Scott Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews
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Mount Scott Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chiloquin, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1325 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

A fun ascent of Mt. Scott, the highest point of Crater Lake. You'll have amazing views of the lake below.

hiking
28 days ago

LOVE this hike! One of the best payoffs out there, killer views. Go early - beat the crowds and the sun (not many trees to shade you) - and this will be on your list of favorites.

4 months ago

wonderful

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8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Great moderate trail with outstanding views of Crater Lake, Mount Shasta and the Klamath Valley. Trail is moderate going up the entire way with a few steeper switchbacks near the top. Top is a great spot for lunch before heading down. Hike is closer to 5 miles round trip. We also hiked Mt Garfield and Watchman. I would rate Scott and Garfield as a close 1 and 2.

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backpacking
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hiking
10 months ago

This is a pretty great trail. It has switchbacks, forests, big rocks to climb on and fantastic views of crater lake and the entire area. If you only have the stamina for one hike in the area this is the one you should do. The hike itself was not too bad and there were a fair amount of people who weren't in the best of shape at the summit which is marked by a cool lookout building. My favorite part of the trail was looking at the trail from the top and seeing how it winds around the mountain. The view of lake is great and it makes this trail worth doing.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike! The views from the summit were amazing!

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10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

It gets steeper as you approach the summit. Bring water. Wonderful views from atop.

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

Steady incline which was nice, wonderful views, well worth the hike

hiking
11 months ago

Fantastic hike to a great overview of crater Lake