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Trails and Hiking at Crater Lake National Park

With 100 miles of hiking trails, Crater Lake National Park's backcountry offers many opportunities for solitude and exploration. Preservation and enjoyment of the backcountry depends on your careful and considerate use.

Trail

Time

Difficulty Distance Elev. Gain
Anderson Bluff Trail - moderate 4.7 miles 43 feet
Annie Creek Canyon Trail 1.25 hours moderate 1.7 mile loop -
Annie Spring Cutoff Trail - moderate .65 miles -
Bald Crater Loop Trail - moderate 13.9 mile loop -
Bert Creek Trail - moderate 1.3 miles 100 feet
Boundary Springs Trail 2.5 hours moderate 2.5 miles 105 feet
Castle Crest Wildflower Garden Trail 30 minutes easy .4 mile loop 100 feet
Cleetwood Cove Trail 1 hour strenuous 1.1 miles 700 feet
Crater Peak Trail 3.5 hours strenuous 2.68 miles 665 feet
Discovery Point Trail 1 hour easy 1.3 miles 100 feet
Dutton Creek Trail - moderate 2.5 miles 1,010 feet
Fumarole Bay Trail 1 hour easy .7 miles 35 feet
Garfield Peak Trail 2.5 hours difficult 1.7 miles 1,010 feet
Godfrey Glen Trail 30 minutes easy 1 mile loop 50 feet
Lightning Spring Trail - moderate 4 miles 1,240 feet
Mount Scott Trail 3 hours difficult 2.5 miles 1,280 feet
Pacific Crest Trail - - - -
Park Headquarters Historic Trail 30 minutes easy .3 miles 100 feet
Pinnacles Valley Trail 30 minutes easy .6 mile 10 feet
Pumice Flat Trail - moderate 2.7 miles 511 feet
Stuart Falls Trail - moderate 3.8 miles 1,200 feet
Sun Notch Viewpoint Trail 25 minutes moderate .5 miles 115 feet
Union Peak Trail 5 to 6 hours moderate 2 miles 980 feet
Watchman Peak Trail 1 hour moderate .7 miles 225 feet
Wizard Island Summit Trail 1 hour moderate .9 mile 710 feet
 

 

 

Please remember to practice "leave no trace outdoor ethics" when you are out on Crater Lake National Park's trails...and have fun!

 

 

 

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