Annie Spring Cutoff Trail – Crater Lake National Park
Length: .65 miles (1.04 km)
Elevation: 6381 – 6053 ft (1945 – 1845 m)
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Trailhead coordinates (at PCT intersection):
Latitude: N +42° 52.777 or 42.8796
Longitude: W -122° 10.362 or -122.1727
Altitude: 6381* ft (1945* m)
This short trail is a connector between the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and Mazama Village and has recently been rerouted upslope . PCT hikers often need to access Mazama Village for such basic services as hot showers, water, food, and etc. The trail is a gradual decline in elevation from the PCT intersection to Mazama Village as it passes through a fairly open lodgepole pine and mountain hemlock forest.
Trailhead location: The southern portion of this trail is located on the western side of the Munson Valley road just a few hundred meters past the south entrance (Annie Springs) station.
Nature Note: Annie Springs was named for Annie Gaines, the young sister-in-law of the Fort Klamath commander, Capt. William Rinehart. In 1865, Annie, Capt. Rinehart, and some of his soldiers descended to Crater Lake and Annie became the first known white woman to do so.
Seasonal Information: Expect the trail to be covered in snow from October to early July, however, conditions vary somewhat from year to year. See Crater Lake Current Conditions for more information.
Below are some photos of the ‘new’ rerouted trail provided by Jennifer Gifford, CRLA Trails Supervisor in spring 2016. Top photo is lower trailhead. Bottom photo is junction with the PCT
Digital USGS topographic maps (PDF files) – the following maps are relevant to the Bald Crater Loop trail. See more Crater Lake Institute online USGS digital maps.
|Series||Name||Year||Scale||Contour Interval||File Size|
|USGS 7.5′||Crater Lake West||1985||1:24,000||40 ft||usgs-crater-lake-west-7.5|
|USGS 7.5′||Pumice Desert West||1985||1:24,000||40 ft||usgs-pumice-desert-west-7.5|
|USGS 30′ x 60′||Crater Lake||1989||1:100,000||50 m||usgs-crater-lake-30-minute|
|USGS 30′ x 60′||Diamond Lake||1978||1:100,000||50 m||usgs-diamond-lake-30-minute|
|USGS 1° x 2°||Klamath Falls||1970||1:250,000||200 ft||usgs-klamath-falls-1-2|
|USGS 1° x 2°||Medford||1976||1:250,000||200 ft||usgs-medford-1-2|
|USGS 1° x 2°||Roseburg||1970||1:250,000||200 ft||usgs-roseburg-1-2|