Sun Notch Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Sun Notch Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Crater Lake, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

muddy

snow

This is a quick loop off of Rim Road to a terrific viewpoint over Crater Lake down to the Phantom Ship Island below. You'll have great views of the towering walls of the rim around you as you hike across a nice meadow to the edge of the rim.

2 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Amazing views of Phantom Ship, short, easy loop hike. Check with the park, dogs are NOT allowed on the trail right now. :(

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8 days ago

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13 days ago

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14 days ago

15 days ago

How could this extremely easy trail get rated moderate?

hiking
27 days ago

1 month ago

Beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

It was still snowy on the second half of the loop on 7/15/17! Perfect trail to stretch sore legs.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail with beautiful views

hiking
10 months ago

Nice short little hike for novice hikers. We wanted to do Garfield Peak but it was the first sunny day after snowball so the trail was just too slushy and slippery to trek through for 3 miles, so we settled for Sun Notch. Honestly, this trail didn't provide any better viewpoints than places you could find driving around the loop. But it's nice for young children or older people who need to take it slow and easy. Beware of the falling piles of snow from the trees if you go on a sunny day!

10 months ago

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

11 months ago

very beautiful.

11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Short loop, semi-steep incline for some with a very well maintained trail. What makes it worth it are the views. Incredible views of all the major points and at an angle that most pictures are not taken at.