Hike to Plaikni Falls

Plaikni Falls Trailhead

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Lindsey Banks

Family Friendly
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

Wheelchair accessible simple hike to a beautiful waterfall. A hidden gem located within Crater Lake National Park, with fewer crowds. Family-friendly hike with scenic forest views. 2 miles roundtrip with 185 foot elevation gain. Out-and-back hike.

Starting on the Crater Lake East Rim Drive near the Phantom Ship Overlook, take the Pinnacles Road 1.2 miles until you see the Plaikni Falls trailhead on your left.

The Plaikni Falls trail is an easy 2.0 mile roundtrip hike through an old-growth forest to a waterfall.

The first 3/4 of the trail is wheelchair accessible. The final climb to the falls may be too steep.

The forest trail is a beautiful hike. If you are there in early summer, you may also catch the wildflower blooms.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Worth doing!

Hike was very easy, and was surprised to see the falls were still going steady even now at the beginning of fall when most smaller falls are dried up. Would recommend to anyone that is visiting Crater Lake National Park area!

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Lindsey Banks

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