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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • Chiloquin, Oregon

    Sun Notch Trail

    5.0
    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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  • Douglas County, Oregon

    Muir Creek Falls

    5.0
    1.08 mi / 135 ft gain
    Muir Creek 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

    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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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Hike through Pinnacles Valley at Crater Lake NP

    3.0
    1 mi / -100 ft gain
    These needle-like formations of rock, called fossil fumaroles, projecting from the Sand Creek Canyon floor, were formed under sheets of volcanic pumice that preceded Mazama's collapse. As the surface of the hot pumice cooled over the years, steam and gases were released by the hot rocks underneat...
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Hike Mount Scott

    5 mi / 1250 ft gain
    The summit of Mount Scott is supposedly the only place where you can fit all of Crater Lake in one camera view! It's the tenth highest peak in the Oregon Cascades, but with it's well-maintained trails and gradual inclines, the hike can be great for families, too.There can be snow near the summit ...
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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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  • 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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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Mt. Thielsen Summit

    2.8
    8.88 mi / 3291 ft gain
    It may look quite intimidating from the base and surrounding areas but this hike/climb to the summit is quite straightforward and the standard route is non-technical. That being said, there are areas with some significant exposure with 2200 foot drops on its north and east faces that will definit...
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