Sun Notch Trail

MODERATE 28 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.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

muddy

snow

no dogs

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.

1 day ago

Easy but beautiful walk through the forest with amazing views of Crater Lake and the Phantom Ship.

hiking
10 days ago

High "return on effort", great views for an easy hike (should not be classified as "moderate", though)

hiking
23 days ago

Great view of the phantom ship!

hiking
27 days ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Super cute little loop. Very easy and short. 20 minutes at leisurely pace including brief photo stops to take amazing pictures of Phantom Ship and Wizard Island from two different lookout stops. Beautiful meadows and trees along the way.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

How could this extremely easy trail get rated moderate?

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Easy trail with beautiful views

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

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!

Saturday, September 24, 2016