Great drive around Crater Lake. We didn't go the entire way, but we will next time. Well worth a visit.
Rim drive is good though prefer Rim Village as the main Crater Lake, NP destination. Much of the rim drive is on the opposite side of the rim from the lake itself so the view of the lake is at a few points. The view at Ghost Ship is excellent. My only negative comment of Crater Lake, NP is the... More
Very steep and a bit hairy at times, the rim drive gives you great access to Crater Lake. BE prepared to stop many times and take photos, and image what the Native Americans and pioneers must have thought of this area. Be dressed for cold, windy weather so you are prepared and can stay outside to enjoy the views and... More
What can I say, it's an amazing and picturesque drive around one of the most beautiful spots in the country, and there are tons of places to stop and see the sights. The Cleetwood Cove hiking trail down to the water is a MUST. It's a major pain going back up, though. Budget three hours around for a full trip.
Don't drive yourself. Take the trolley ride to get a wonderful overview and lots of good information. And you get to see all the wonderful views. You can always drive back to points you want to see more of.
The rim drive around Crater Lake is the one "must thing" to do. It is an old road and somewhat narrow for today's large RV's. We were told that there are plans to start enlarging it next year, which will be very challenging. Because of this and because we'd been doing a lot of mountain driving, we decided to leave... More
Only a visit can truly speak to the breath-taking experience of this place. Despite having seen photos of Crater Lake the location proved far more awe-inspiring than any of those could prepare me for.
This is about a 30 mile drive with about 8 viewpoints and various hiking opportunities. We stopped at all the marked viewpoints and did about 3-4 of the hikes, including a side trip to the Pinnacles. It took us about six hours, including a picnic lunch. This drive offers fantastic views of Crater Lake, Wizard Island and Phantom Ship. I... More
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