Pinnacles Valley Trail

EASY 16 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October.

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

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

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.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

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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.