Best trails in Crater Lake

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Looking for a great trail near Crater Lake, Oregon? AllTrails has 24 great hiking trails, 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. You'll also find some great local park options, like Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint or McGregor Park. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Crater Lake ranging from 1.6 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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Map of trails in Crater Lake
Top trails (24)
#1 - PCT: OR Section D - Highway 138 to Highway 58 (Willamette Pass)
Umpqua National Forest
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Length: 58 mi • Est. Multi-day
PCT: OR Section D - Highway 138 to Highway 58 (Willamette Pass) is a 58 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Crater Lake, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. ThShow more
#2 - North Umqua Trail: Hot Springs Segment
Umpqua National Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
North Umqua Trail: Hot Springs Segment is a 3.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Crater Lake, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.Show more
#3 - North Umpqua Trail: Dread and Terror Segment
Umpqua National Forest
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 6 h 45 m
North Umpqua Trail: Dread and Terror Segment is a 12 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Crater Lake, Oregon that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primShow more
#4 - Boundary Springs Trail
Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Boundary Springs Trail is a 5.1 mile out and back trail located near Crater Lake, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, aShow more
#5 - Garfield Peak Trail [CLOSED]
Crater Lake National Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
This is the one of the most popular hiking trails in Crater Lake with close proximity to the Rim Village and Crater Lake Lodge. There are spectacular panoramic views of the entire lake and other high Show more
#6 - Cleetwood Cove Trail [CLOSED]
Crater Lake National Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Steep down and back hike from Crater Lake Rim road to the shoreline near the only boat dock in the park offering spectacular views of the lake and surrounding rim. Cleetwood Cove trail offer the onlyShow more
#7 - Muir Creek Falls
Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 30 m
Muir Creek Falls is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Crater Lake, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#8 - North Umpqua to Mount Thielsen Trail
Umpqua National Forest
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h
North Umpqua to Mount Thielsen Trail is a 11.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crater Lake, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number oShow more
#9 - The Watchman Peak Trail [CLOSED]
Crater Lake National Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 54 m
Please note: this trail may close seasonally, sometimes even into July. Please check with park prior to your visit. The Watchman Peak Trail in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, is a moderately steepShow more
#10 - Discovery Point Trail [CLOSED]
Crater Lake National Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
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