The Best Chillin in Crater Lake

Looking for the best chillin in Crater Lake? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Crater Lake. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top chillin spots in and near Crater Lake

  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Explore 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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  • Prospect, Oregon

    Explore the Rogue River Gorge

    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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  • Douglas County, Oregon

    Hike to Clearwater Falls

    4.2
    0.5 mi
    This has to be one of the most overlooked waterfalls in Oregon. It doesn't get a lot of publicity, and it's tucked away in south-central Oregon. As such, many people don't pay it much attention. That's too bad.Clearwater Falls can be found just off Highway 138, near mile marker 69. Clearwater Fal...
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  • Idleyld Park, Oregon

    Explore Whitehorse Falls

    3.0
    In June of 2015, I visited as many remote waterfall locations in Oregon as I could find. Whitehorse Falls, located along the Clearwater River in Douglas County, was one of those on my list. It's a small waterfall that is just off highway 138 (about 4.5 miles east of Toketee Falls) in Central Oreg...
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  • Prospect, Oregon

    Hike to Mill Creek & Barr Creek Falls

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 50 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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  • Tiller, Oregon

    Swim at South Umpqua Falls

    If you are early enough, you can park at the designated day use parking area, which is where the bathroom is. There are picnic benches there along with a path to the top of the falls. If you want to be where the real action is, take the dirt trail down to the bottom of the falls which is less tha...
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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Hiking and Fishing at Odell Lake

    5.0
    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 a...
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  • Douglas County, Oregon

    Hike to Susan Creek Falls

    4.0
    1.9 mi / 434 ft gain
    This hike starts at the main parking lot about a mile away from the falls. The falls are accessed via a very easy, well graded trail developed and maintained by the Oregon BLM.The hike through the forest and pine trees make it for a fantastic and fairy tale-like hike. When you arrive at Susan Cre...
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