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Crater Lake, Oregon

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Top Backpacking Spots in and near Crater Lake

  • Klamath County, Oregon

    The Rim at Crater Lake NP

    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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  • Douglas County, Oregon

    Mt. Bailey and Hemlock Butte Cabin

    11.09 mi / 3192 ft gain
    The trail starts at 5200 feet and climbs through the forest for 1.6 miles to an opening with a great view off diamond lake and the beautiful and very recognizable Mt. Thielsen. There are several small outcropping here that make a perfect spot to stop and get out the backpacking stove for some mou...
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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Base of Mt. Thielsen via Mt. Thielsen Trail

    7.26 mi / 1926 ft gain
    The Trail begins at Mt. Thielsen Trailhead/Sno Park and takes you up through a vast forest of pines. As you ascend, Diamond Lake will slowly start to peak through. Continue straight at mile marker 1.6 and keep an eye out for Mt. Thielsen ahead. Just before entering Mount Thielsen Wilderness aroun...
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  • Jackson County, Oregon

    Backpack to Devil's Peak and the Seven Lakes Basin

    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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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Summit Diamond Peak

    9 mi / 3600 ft gain
    At 8,743 feet, Diamond Peak is almost as tall as the other iconic volcanoes of the Oregon Cascades, but sees just a fraction of the people. Outside the range of casual Portland day hikes and hard to see from the highway and from other peaks, Diamond Peak and the spectacular wilderness surrounding...
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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Odell Lake

    10 mi / 65 ft gain
    This spot in central Oregon is a beautiful, natural lake where you can combine a nice hike with an afternoon of fishing. There are opportunities for multiple hikes surrounding the lake that are moderately challenging hikes and also remain scenic throughout the 10 mile trek around the lake. Relax...
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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Diamond View Lake via Trapper Creek

    9.88 mi / 1070 ft gain
    Diamond View Lake is relatively unknown compared to many of the other lakes in the Oregon Cascades, yet the views it delivers of Diamond Peak are top-notch. While it can also be done as a summer backpack, winter brings out the best aspects of the scenery - low-angle light on Diamond Peak, long n...
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