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

Could only do the very first part because of the snow and steep ramps but the views were amazing. You'll dig into the snow (about a foot) so it's pretty strenuous, but you'll probably be all alone.

hiking
26 days ago

Short, relatively easy stroll up to a viewpoint of the Phantom Ship and other viewpoints of Crater Lake. Would not consider this if you plan to do Watchman's Peak or Garfield Peak or Mt. Scott, as the views are better on those hikes. This does deliver a fairly nice view of the ship. Maybe worth a stop if your time allows.

amazing hike

on Garfield Peak Trail

4 months ago

Good but hard

hiking
5 months ago

Really fun! We didn't get the whole view because go the smoke from the forest fire, but it was still pretty.

hiking
6 months ago

Did this one in August 2016. It’s a short and sweet little hike. Moderately steep. I definitely had to take a few short breaks because of the elevation. It’s about 8000 ft. at the peak. But overall very scenic and wonderful views!

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

Short and sweet, amazing view

hiking
7 months ago

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

Very scenic, moderately steep trail with panoramic views of the area.

hiking
7 months ago

Great view of the phantom ship!

Great sunrise hike. Wonderful views. Wide trail.

A nice little Trail with beautiful views!

Views!

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike on a clear day but today there was no good visibility due to the smoke from the wildfires raging around the Park.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail. Amazing views. You can walk around the rim of a crater on top of the island. Very peaceful and quiet, beautiful scenery. Switchbacks. A bit steep going up. Getting down is fast. This is one of the 2 trails on Wizard Island. The other one is Fumarole Bay, where you walk on lava rocks and you can see beautiful emerald color pools of water. There are boats from Cleetwood Cove that take you to Wizard Island.

hiking
8 months 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.

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing view of the caldera. Well worth the effort

hiking
9 months ago

Breathtaking views and steady climbs. Well worth it; and got to hike through a little patch of snow as well!

hiking
9 months ago

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

Easy hike through forest with plenty of shade. The inbound part of the trail is downhill, return is uphill but not difficult. Only saw 3 other hikers

hiking
9 months ago

We did not complete the whole trail due to snow closure, but the view was still really nice.

hiking
9 months ago

Would get a 5 but did not complete the whole trail due to snow closure, still a fun hike with great views, wish I could have seen the top, still a disappointment to me

hiking
9 months ago

Trail was great, strenuous, but simple, even the parts with snow involved.

How could this extremely easy trail get rated moderate?

hiking
9 months ago

Simply incredible. Its a volcano in a culdera. Was filled with snow. Body surfed down into the opening. Inreal views.

hiking
9 months ago

Fantastic part of Crater Lake. If there is snow in the crater of the island, belly slide down!

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice trail, with magnificent view of all crater lake. Trail partially blocked with snow but there is a shortcut to the summit with amazing view.

10 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
10 months ago

View is breathtaking!! totally worth it!

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