Explore the most popular views trails near Chiloquin with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Step but with the views. Get the boat to wizard island for an amazing day in the park.

Too many folks.

hiking
1 day ago

Crazy rock formations abound. Easy hike.

Fantastic hike. A little challenging, but great.

Beautiful easy and short

Found the trail hard to locate- but nice enough.

hiking
4 days ago

A must do for anyone hiking in or near Crater! Reserve your spot on the shuttle to Wizard Island (3 hour tour is cool). Big steep day, quick elevation change unexpectedly hit me at the summit, but it was also due to the smoke from fires. Jump in the cold clear lake near the docks, sun yourself & picnic til the shuttle returns. Prepare for your incline back out of this magical place. Plenty of benches to pause at on the way back up, take a breath and enjoy the scenery.

hiking
5 days ago

We returned this year and the hike down to Crater Lake was just as memorable, but also more crowded. We had absolutely perfect weather and the water was as blue as ever. We chose to drive around the lake rather than take the boat tour to Wizard Island. Suspect one day we'll do that too. Worth the half hour down and 45 minutes up. Enjoy!

Short trail with lots of switchbacks, it’s shaded and has benches along the way. Very well maintained and is the only trail that takes you to the water

Quick hour-total hike to the only point to access the waters of Crater Lake. Thankfully, the smoke from the nearby wildfires blew in a different direction thanks to a shift in the winds so it wasn’t nearly as smoky as was the past couple days. Going down was easy but just remember you have to go back up!

Nice, quick hike that offers amazing views of both the entire lake and Wizard Island.

hiking
7 days ago

Quick hike through the trees offering some nice views into the valley below. Lots of ground squirrels!

Easy hike with lots of water features. Went counterclockwise from the trail head. No booklets were left to purchase as of 8/5.
Not too crowded but it could have been because the wildfire smoke was rolling in. Lots of plants, streams and stepping stones. Quite a few bees.

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

hiking
17 days ago

Hiked this trail July 24, 2018. Easy walk to the falls. Lots of wildflowers and butterflies.

This is a well done trail and is exactly how it's described. It is strenuous especially on the way back up. It is not meant for elderly or unprepared. We did the boat tour to Wizard Island which was awesome.

Nice trail. Liked going counter clockwise. Crossing several small streams covered with wild flowers. Moving water and wildflowers make a wonderful time.
Donated a dollar and kept the wildflower booklet offered at the trail head.

hiking
19 days ago

The perfect hike... highest point in CLNP, Mt. Scott is a mostly open hike around the right hand side of the cone, with a nice ridge along the top and great views in all directions. Awesome spot to view Crater Lake and surrounding peaks, this 5 miler offers about a 1300 ft. elevation gain and a gradual climb most of the way. One of my favorites, don't miss it. Know that most years, the trail doesn't open until July due to snows, but the lack of snow this year left it wide open. Enjoy!

Great views of the pinnacles! Not to be missed!

hiking
23 days ago

Short and easy hike to the Plaikni Falls. Tons of mosquitos on the trail, beware!

hiking
23 days ago

Short but steep hike to the shore and back. A good way to jump in and swim in the lake.

Another cool lookout/peak to hike up to. Views are incredible. Trail is relatively easy, just all uphill!

Short and sweet. Well maintained, fairly easy uphill trail. Lookout is locked up and in rough shape but it's definitely worth the quick trip.

Very well maintained and easy to walk on trail. Yes, it's all up/down but it's short and very well maintained and wide. My 8 year old couldn't get enough of the big rock that everyone jumped off of... He loved it!

Trail was short but steep. However, there are fires in Oregon right now and the area is very smoky. Visibility is limited. Views were still good at the bottom of the hike, but lake views from the top were almost impossible to see. Good quick workout though, may be back to this park at some point in the future.

hiking
27 days ago

Great hike. Not too busy with amazing views at the top

hiking
27 days ago

had a great time on this trail, pretty nice pitch on the way up definitely broke a sweat, views are stunning most of the way up if not all the way up to and then incredible at the top, you can see all of Crater Lake and really see where the volcano cave Den, way back down is fun, I Trail ran some of the way down so if you're into that you can get a little bit of that in, and if you're in better shape than I am you could probably trail run up too

Short hike but amazing view :)

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.

This is a lovely trail. We camped in site F11 and had the trail at our backdoor. We hiked the loop after dinner on our first night. Lots of pretty flowers to see here.

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