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The Best Hiking in Crater Lake

Looking for the best hiking 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 hiking spots in and near Crater Lake

  • 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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  • Prospect, Oregon

    Wizard Island Trail

    2.35 mi / 712 ft gain
    Wizard Island Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Crater Lake, Oregon.
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    The Watchman Peak Trail

    1.72 mi / 394 ft gain
    The Watchman Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Crescent, Oregon.
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  • 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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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Dutton Creek Trail

    4.69 mi / 1096 ft gain
    Dutton Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Crater Lake, Oregon.
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  • White City, Oregon

    Garfield Peak Trail

    3.58 mi / 965 ft gain
    Garfield Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Crater Lake, Oregon.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chiloquin, Oregon

    Sun Notch Trail

    0.83 mi / 135 ft gain
    Sun Notch Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Crater Lake, Oregon.
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Cleetwood Cove Trail

    1.96 mi / 699 ft gain
    Cleetwood Cove Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Crater Lake, Oregon.
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Crater Peak Trail

    6.47 mi / 1158 ft gain
    Crater Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Crater Lake, Oregon.
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Hike to Plaikni Falls

    5.0
    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 ...
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  • Chiloquin, Oregon

    Plaikni Falls Trail

    1.91 mi / 144 ft gain
    Plaikni Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Crater Lake, Oregon.
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Godfrey Glen Trail

    1.21 mi / 167 ft gain
    Godfrey Glen Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers and good for all skill levels located near Chiloquin, Oregon.
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Pacific Crest Trail and Alternate Loop

    31.42 mi / 3940 ft gain
    Pacific Crest Trail and Alternate Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Crater Lake, Oregon.
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