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    Top Spots in and near Butte Falls

    • Jackson County, Oregon

      Backpack to Devil's Peak and the Seven Lakes Basin

      3.0
      13.7 mi / 3050 ft gain
      Starting at at elevation of 5250 feet, the trail climbs steadily from the trailhead for approximately 3.3 miles to pass at 6900 feet. From here you will come to a junction where going right will lead to Devils Peak and the PCT and going left (straight) will take down into the basin. If you starte...
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    • Prospect, Oregon

      Mill Creek Falls & Barr Creek Falls

      5.0
      1.54 mi / 315 ft gain
      Mill Creek Falls is a lesser-known gem in Southern Oregon. At 173 ft it is one of the tallest in the area, and Barr Creek Falls, plunging 240 ft, is less than a quarter mile further down the trail. The viewpoints can be accessed year-round though flows often fluctuate and spring/winter may best f...
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    • Prospect, Oregon

      Explore Pearsony Falls

      0.5 mi
      Pearsony falls, located in the Oregon State Park known as Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint, is about 15 feet tall and cascades picturesquely in two sections underneath a green canopy and between mossy rocks. The falls flow year round, though water levels vary with the season. A trip to Pearsony Fa...
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    • Klamath Falls, Oregon

      Hike to the Summit of Mt. McLoughlin

      5.0
      9 mi / 3900 ft gain
      This is not an easy hike, but every step is more than worth it. Unlike Mount Thielsen to the north, this summit requires no scrambling/climbing; it's just a long, steep hike. Mount McLoughlin (named for John McLoughlin of Hudson's Bay Company and Oregon Trail fame) is a lava cone on top of a comp...
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    • Prospect, Oregon

      Explore the Rogue River Gorge

      5.0
      This 500 ft. long gorge carved out of an old lava tube sits right along highway 62 near Crater Lake. The original road that brought travelers to the National Park passed right next to the gorge but it now remains hidden from view of the current highway. The area isn't large but has a nice parking...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Hike Union Peak

      11 mi / 1600 ft gain
      The trailhead is located across Highway 62, on the opposite side of the highway from the Crater Lake National Park entrance at Mazama Village. Look for a road sign indicating parking for the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).Start on the PCT: Highway 140 to Highway 138 (near Cascade Crest), hiking severa...
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    • Ashland, Oregon

      Hike to Hobart Bluff

      2.5 mi / 200 ft gain
      Hobart Bluff is part of the Western Cascades, a range of weathered volcanic mountains that are much older than the High Cascades that most people think of today, the range of Shasta, Rainier, and Hood. These mountains are shorter as a result of the work of time and usually have summits wrapped in...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Visit the Lady of the Woods at Crater Lake

      0.3 mi / 100 ft gain
      Start your adventure behind the Steel Visitor Center, halfway between the Mazama Village entrance of Crater Lake National Park and the lake itself. It won't take long before you stumble upon the mystery that is the Lady of the Woods: a dazzling, intricate sculpted rock that experts are unsure whe...
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    • Klamath County, Oregon

      The Rim at Crater Lake NP

      4.3
      30.99 mi / 4124 ft gain
      Why Go? Avoid the crowds in summer and have the entire 33 mile long rim and 21 square miles of beautiful Crater Lake to yourself. Sunrises and sunsets that will take your breath away; stars and a milky way you can get lost in for days. Expect solitude and beautiful scenery, nothing less. The 360 ...
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    • Ashland, Oregon

      Summit Mt. Ashland

      5.0
      5 mi / 1550 ft gain
      Situated in Southern Oregon right near the California border lies the Siskiyou Mountain Range's tallest peak, Mount Ashland. Mount Ashland is a very popular area for many recreational activities, one of the most popular activities is skiing. The ski area was opened up in 1963 and has changed hand...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Hike the Garfield Peak Trail

      5.0
      3.5 mi / 1010 ft gain
      Crater Lake is one of the most visited natural wonders in the U.S. Anyone who has gone will tell you, it strikes a magic chord. Where there was once the volcanic Mount Mazama, now sits the deepest lake in the States. It's brilliant blue color and incredible depth of clarity leaves visitors from a...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Photograph Crater Lake

      4.9
      Crater is a short 20min drive up Highway 62 off of the 97. We were chasing sunset and caught the last glimmers of twilight. Just driving around the west rim is amazing. Pictures did absolutely no justice to this place, you have to see it with your own eyes...it's MASSIVE!!! Every small pull-off/p...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Watch the Sunrise at Crater Lake

      4.8
      Drive to the overlook at Crater Lake well before sunrise. Actually, you should probably just sleep in your car for a bit to make sure you're not late for this incredible sight. Witness the changing colors and light as the sun creeps over the east side of the lake, throwing shadows and reflections...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Bike around Crater Lake

      5.0
      I forgot how large Crater Lake was. Wikipedia said it was only 6 miles in diameter, multiply X 3.14 or C = πd and boom its only 18.84 miles around, that's cake, or pie. Imaging a NASCAR track with a pond in the middle.WRONG, hindsight being 20/20, dramatic landscape rarely equates to flat, cycle ...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Snowshoe or XC Ski to Watchman Overlook

      5.0
      8 mi / 500 ft gain
      Starting at the Rim Village parking area, this snowshoe/cross-country ski trip (whichever you choose) heads out on snow-covered West Rim Drive, bound for the saddle between Hillman Peak and The Watchman, overlooking Wizard Island. The path is not terribly steep (this is, after all, a drivable roa...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Take a Boat Tour of Crater Lake & Hike to the Top of Wizard Island

      4.0
      Wizard Island is located in the middle of Crater Lake National Park. In order to get out to there you have to book a tour through the commercial concierge. Tickets were fairly pricey, but included a full boat tour of Crater Lake, plus 3 hours on the island itself. Half the tour is before you reac...
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    Camping and Lodging in Butte Falls

    Whiskey Springs Campground
    Butte Falls, Oregon

    Whiskey Springs Campground

    Fourbit Ford Campground
    Butte Falls, Oregon

    Fourbit Ford Campground

    Lodgepole Guard Station
    Butte Falls, Oregon

    Lodgepole Guard Station

    Willow Prairie Horsecamp
    Eagle Point, Oregon

    Willow Prairie Horsecamp

    Willow Prairie Cabin
    Eagle Point, Oregon

    Willow Prairie Cabin

    Butler Butte Cabin
    Trail, Oregon

    Butler Butte Cabin

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Butte Falls

    How to plan a 3-day Winter trip to the Crater Lake area

    How to plan a 3-day Winter trip to the Crater Lake area

    Sarina Pizzala