Looking for a great trail near Crater Lake, Oregon? AllTrails has 25 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Crater Lake National Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in Crater Lake ranging from 0.6 to 80.5 miles and from 2,431 to 8,051 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Garfield Peak is not the highest point in the park, by my opinion is it provides the best high view of the bluest of lakes, as it is upfront and personal. For my full trip report including photos, video and story see my blog which will have links to other great hikes: https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2020/02/18/garfield-peak-trail/

This hike starts out more of a tourist stroll, but as you progress it becomes more of a hike, and of course the scenery is something that will stay with you forever. Be cautious if you have kids as later in the hike there are perils such as exposed drop offs. For my full trip report with pics, video, and story see my blog which will have links to other great hikes: https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2020/02/14/discovery-point-trail/

camping
6 days ago

I cannot speak to the entire trail, and after reading another review I wish I had bc the Peak sounded really nice. But I only had three days in Crater Lake National Park at the end of summer and I did a bunch of hikes all relating to the bluest of lakes. I did about half of the Union Peak Trail as I backcountry camped at about the half way point where the PCT and the Union Peak Trl intersect. It is a beautiful place with tall old trees, a really splendid peaceful forest. For my full trip report with pictures, video and story including find bear poop next to my tent please visit my blog which will also have other great hikes I recommend for Crater Lake: https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2020/02/04/back-country-camping/

Beautiful area is one of my top 10 favorite destinations in the whole US. Breath taking.

hiking
icy
snow
17 days ago

backpacking
18 days ago

Nice trail in the forest, but definitely steep if you're headed up to the lake.

hiking
19 days ago

This trail is all about the carving, and the history of it. Marvelous

hiking
fee
icy
snow
19 days ago

Such a beautiful day for snowshoeing out to doscovery point and back. Have a basic understanding of snow safety and enjoy the views!!!!

scenic driving
26 days ago

Crater Lake is an enchanting experience. This drive will let you view the ‘Crater Lake Blue’ from everyone direction. For my full trip report with pics and story go to: https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2020/01/26/scenic-rim-drive/

hiking
26 days ago

A dip in Crater Lake, some of the purist water on earth, is in my opinion a must do while at Crater Lake. The ‘Crater Lake Blue’ is something you won’t forget. For my full trip review including story, pics, and cliff jumping videos go to https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2020/01/28/cleetwood-cove-trail/

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Excellent trail to enjoy Crater Lake. We hiked up on New Years Eve, couldn’t make it to the peak because the snow cover was to deep along the ridge. Well worth the views half way up though. Road was open all the way to the village. Micro-spikes or snow shoes are recommended.

Did this one in July and it was amazing! Busy during the summer but great views!

hiking
off trail
snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I did this hike today. We didn’t have snowshoes and couldn’t go further than a mile. The view of Wizard island and Crater lake was amazing from the view points. You may check the avalanche hazard before doing this hike. You can rent snowshoes from Rim village cafe for 20$.

October 2019

I loved visiting the hot springs! You can definitely make this trail shorter if you continue up the road to the parking lot. Just be sure to leave no trace— pack out what you pack in!!

hiking
2 months ago

This was a pretty easy hike for a spectacular view. It’s a must when visiting crater lake. I saw a lot of people bring their dogs... which definitely isn’t cool. They have no dog rules for a reason— to preserve plants and habitats in and around the trail. Please respect these rules!

hiking
2 months ago

A pretty short hike but it leads you down to the water which is cool! I didn’t know they did boat tours until I got down there.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

snowshoeing
snow
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Mostly just a way to get down to the water. Cool if that is what you are trying to do.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail if you want to some good views of crater lake. Well kept as well, usually doesn't melt out until June, sometimes not even until July.

hiking
3 months ago

Memorable experience. Went last year, early July. Not a ton of shade on trail, and can get pretty hot. Wear sunscreen, hat, etc. Place can be pretty packed. Not as many people on the trails. Recommend for your viewing pleasure, 10/10.

hiking
3 months ago

Small snowy patches, but nothing impeding trail use. It was a beautiful day out there today!

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