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Crater Lake Trolley

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
Phone Number: (541) 882-1896
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Description: This is a wonderful an new attraction at the lake. LNG powered trolleys...
This is a wonderful an new attraction at the lake. LNG powered trolleys built to resemble the old SF trolleys.
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dont drive yourself, take the trolley!

The trolley ride is a must for anyone who would like to do the Crater Lake rim by vehicle. The road is a bit treacherous and I do advise having a professional do the drive for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The trolley ride is a must for anyone who would like to do the Crater Lake rim by vehicle. The road is a bit treacherous and I do advise having a professional do the drive for you. The sights are quite literally amazing and the ride itself very informative. The view of the lake is a bucket list item for... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Enjoyed the ride. Was a beautiful day with great vistas. We were limited because of road construction so we had the full time, but 2/3 of the ride. But it was fine. The volunteer ranger was interesting and personable. We stopped several times to get out and take photos. I had made reservations but didn't realize you don't actually pay... More 

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Newfane, VT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Having been told there was no need to buy tickets for the trolley to meet us at the Amtrak train, when the train was late we were told we needed to have a ticket; then told they do not "meet the train" (though their website and Amtrak say they do); then told trolley only goes up once at 9:30am. Our... More 

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Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Had a great time on the trolley. Ranger Madeline Rose made the time so much more interesting and fun. She was a great story teller and had lots of interesting facts about the lake, park and area. Our driver said she was one of the best and he was correct. She had show & tell with many of her facts... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was a great way to learn a lot about crater lake and the park. The trolly has a park ranger on board that answers any questions that the visitors have. The trolley also makes multiple stops around the lake to take pictures from various view points which is nice. It is kind of expensive but in the end I... More 

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tahuya washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had a wonderful time taking the trolley.With all of the road work being done there the trolley was the way to go , Our ranger was the best I don't remember his name (red hair) Loved all of his visual effects in telling everyone about the park and area around it. The female driver Ida? Wonderful.. The weather was... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Wow! An amazing 2 hour journey with a ranger - couldn't ask for more! We stopped at all the look-outs and had plenty of opportunity to take pictures and ask questions. Take your own water and don't plan on any bathroom breaks!! A great way to see the lake!!

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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We got Ranger Dave who has worked at crater lake for 8 years & I believe 11 summers at Crater Lake. He obviously knew every fact about it & shared it in a fun way with us. 2hr 15 min drive around the rim with about 6 stops or so (each 5-10 min) each. Enough to take some photos, get... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What a pleasant surprise. I didn't know this service existed. Our family took this trip last year to Crater lake. It was most memorable. The ride encircled the entire rim of the lake stopping at different sites allowing us plenty of photo opportunities. A park ranger told of its history. This year we will be taking our visiting guests from... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The trolley ride, driver, and naturalist were excellent. It was nice to sit back and let others who know a lot more than I do, do the work. With the hotter temperatures I recommend going in the morning. Except while we were there 2 of the 3 mornings were hazy and it cleared up in the afternoon.....

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