Pinnacles Valley Trail

EASY 47 reviews
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Pinnacles Valley Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chiloquin, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

no dogs

This is an easy flat hike along the rim of a steep valley that features pinnacle shaped volcanic spires. It is located in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. This trail makes for an easy walk along the rim of Pinnacle Valley in Crater Lake National Park. There are great views of volcanic spires. Use caution near cliffs. Trail ends at park boundary. Accessible to wheelchairs with assistance. open to bicycles.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice hoodoos.... Reminds me a little bit of Bryce Canyon. Very short level little trail.

hiking
8 days ago

Nice easy walk to view some interesting rock formations. It's only necessary to walk a short distance to view the best formations. We walked to the park boundary where the old sign used to be, but there really aren't any better views of the pinnacles to be had by walking this far.

hiking
1 month ago

Crazy rock formations abound. Easy hike.

1 month ago

Super easy hike, and beautiful there, but not sure if it’s worth the drive

hiking
1 month ago

Great views of the pinnacles! Not to be missed!

2 months ago

Easy trail. Not necessary to go far for the best views. We went to the park boundary and saw the old stone structure that used to display the parks name. I assume this was once an access point to the park.

hiking
2 months ago

Short, flat stroll while viewing the pinnacles.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice flat stroll out to some interesting volcanic spires caused by erosion that look similar to the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon... maybe worth a stop if you have 30-45 minutes to spare. TH is at the end of Pinnacles Spur Road, 7 miles south of Phantom Ship Overlook/7 miles from Steele Info Ctr.

nature trips
6 months ago

Short, easy trail. Nice views of pinnacles. Keep an eye on toddlers! May be an opportunity for some notable photography at dawn and dusk.

hiking
11 months ago

Very easy trail. Anyone can do it! Just walk along the path to get awesome views of the pinnacles.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Easy walk with beautiful views!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

nice easy trail, the pinnacles were cool but not earth-shatteringingly awesome. Worth the 6mile detour for sure though.

hiking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Very easy nature walk southeast of Crater Lake, at the end of the road past Lost Creek campground. The natural volcanic spires are interesting and line the valley along the trail. There is a stone structure marking the point where the Pinnacles trail connects to the PCT

hiking
Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Pinnacles were one of my favorite parts of the park. Really interesting structures, well worth the detour from the main rim drive. The views further down the trail give you a great look back at all the pinnacles.

hiking
Sunday, October 12, 2014

A great short trail. I went beyond the National Park boundaries hoping the trail would loop around for a better vantage point of the pinnacles. Went another half mile or so, and the trail became less interesting. Due to the angle of the sun, the views were nice along the trail, but they almost better along the edge near the parking area..

hiking
Monday, September 29, 2014

this was very cool to see! i was unaware of it, very easy stroll with some cool views of canyon

walking
Sunday, August 25, 2013

This is a very easy wall/hike that offers spectacular views of ancient volcanic formations. We arrived early Sunday morning to find the trail all to ourselves but I know that in better weather and at normal hours, this is a popular destination. We walked the trail to the park entrance. The trail is smooth and could possibly be negotiated in a wheelchair. Looking at maps of this trek before actually walking it I always thought you could drive out of the park but you can not. THe park road stops,the trail starts and somewhere beyond the park entrance, the trail then becomes a forest service road. So you can not take a vehicle in and out out of the park this way.

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