Mount Scott Trail

MODERATE 77 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.

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9 days ago

Beautiful views. Don't forget this is in the national park, so being $15 to get in the park. It was cold and windy at the trailhead and sunny and warm during the hike and at the top. Not hard, gradual incline up. Took me 45 mins to get to the top with a steady pace. Highly recommend!

9 days ago

loved the trail. We were the first ones to hike it the morning of 10/8/2017. we started at 9:55am. It was cold and there was fresh snow on the ground. the trail is easy and well defined. The views are amazing from the top.

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17 days ago

Beautiful views of the Lake. A little windy at the top, but worth it.

20 days ago

Absolutely worth the climb! Get a shot of the USGS markers as proof you made it to the top.

27 days ago

Windy for the first mile. Great views from the entire trail.

1 month ago

Beautiful Trail, liked it!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

A must-do hike in Crater Lake Nat'l Park! Prepare to move a little slower than usual due to the elevation, but slow and steady and should be no problem. Hiked to the top of Mt Scott in July 2016 around the Independence Day holiday, and it was still cold up at the top even in the summer (bring gloves, jacket and hat if you plan to hang out at the top). Snow could still be seen in spots throughout the park but wasn't an issue on the trail. Trail is well groomed, and the top offers a panoramic view that you won't be able to get anywhere else in the park. Afterwards, and not too far away, is Umpqua Hot Springs, if you're up for a soak in a natural hot spring. Beware - Issues this Summer (2017) with wildfires, so do your research before going.

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1 month ago

Amazing hike with awesome views of the lake. There was a big forest fire which dampened views of the lake but otherwise an must do in crater lake!!!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice little hike! Took us under two hours and it was quite fun. The only downside was that it's so smoky we couldn't see the lake.

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2 months ago