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Rim Drive

Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Type: Scenic Drives
Description: Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
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Roseburg, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Crater lake is one of my favorite places, and the drive around the rim is a must! If you're not used to windy narrow roads, you might want to take it slow. Luckily the rim drive offers many opportunities to pull off and check out a breathtakingly beautiful view of the lake. Also check out the Pinnacles. You'll see a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Rim Drive is a 60 mile road that runs the rim of Crater Lake. The way that the road was designed you really don't get that many views of the lake. There really was nothing spectacular about this particular drive.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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128 reviews 128 reviews
34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This drive provides amazing views of the lake and surrounding forest/mountains. I would advise going in a clockwise fashion to: - Ensure you stay away from the drop-offs on the other side of the road - See viewpoint signs (some of the stops have no signs at all but the majority of them only have signs from the clockwise direction).

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Cedar Creek
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Rim drive has beautiful views, but not for the faint of heart -- very narrow and no guardrails. But the views make it worth it!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I loved all the different views of Wizard Island and places to hike to. You could spend a few days and not see everything. I t was fun to have snow and 80 degrees but it made it not possible to get around the whole rim or up to the look out.

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Minneapolis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a must-do while at Crater Lake - great views along the rim, with lots of pull-offs to stop at

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Today we enjoyed riding the Crater Lake Rim Drive on our Harley. The views are beyond belief. This is a National Park not to miss. Be ready to stop around every corner for another great picture. I recommend bringing a picnic lunch and choosing a spot to relax and enjoy the view.... Travel Safe...

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you want beautiful views and varying points of view of the lake, take this drive. There are more than a few pull-outs to take in the sights, so grab your camera and enjoy!

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Valrico, Florida
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184 reviews 184 reviews
133 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are not into hiking or boating then taking the Rim Drive will provide you with excellent views of the lake and surrounding country side. You will want to take water and snacks as the lodges that provide meals/supplies are located on the south side of the park. The drive is not hard even with minor road construction occurring... More

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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I wouldn't be writing this review, IF my GPS had taken my in the right direction! We decided to to the 'trolley rim drive' and 'mapped' our way to the Rim Lodge from the park entrance to purchase tickets. Instead of taking us the short route to the left, it took us all the way around the entire lake in... More

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