Mount Scott Trail

MODERATE 58 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

no dogs

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

hiking
6 days ago

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8 days ago

It was cool to be at the highest point in the park. Bring your poles if you have them. It gets a little steep. And bring a jacket! It was chilly at the top.

8 days ago

Pretty easy for as good as the views of the park are. I would work it in to your trip to Crater Lake.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Great view on the top with thousands of butterflies

hiking
15 days ago

Amazing views from the top. I did this in July of 2016 during a multi day trip to Crater Lake. The trail itself is pretty easy to do if you are in shape, but it is at a bit of a higher altitude and there is not much shade. Bring water. I would recommend doing this hike early in the day , and then driving down to the lake itself later on. You can even use the viewpoints from Mount Scott to pick locations to visit afterwards.

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20 days ago

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26 days ago

Good stuff

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike that included 360 degree views of the whole Crater Lake area. Sign at trailhead say 2.5miles to the top. The first half mile has a few spots with snow but besides that the rest of the trail is snow free. Not too hard of a hike for someone in decent shape but it's not easy for the average tourist. There is a lookout structure at the top which was closed. Went up in the evening and saw a handful of other groups. Definitely recommended when visiting Crater Lake. The entire Rim Dr is now open also.

hiking
2 months 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.

5 months ago

wonderful

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

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11 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.

hiking
11 months ago