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Crater Lake Trolley

Crater Lake National Park, OR
(541) 882-1896
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Type: Tours
Description: This is a wonderful an new attraction at the lake. LNG powered trolleys built to resemble the old SF trolleys.
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The Villages, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is the way to experience beautiful Crater Lake. The Ranger on board shared his vast knowledge with us about crater lake. The bus driver made several photo stops. Sit back, relax, enjoy the beautiful views and leave the driving to them!

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Krum, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We knew before arriving we would be short on time so we made reservations to ride the trolley, I'm so glad we did because they were sold out when we arrived. We were pleasantly suprised to see that a Park Ranger would be our tour guide. This was a great experience, if you are driving it is difficult to see... More

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Larkspur, Colorado
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184 reviews 184 reviews
88 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We enjoyed our 2 hour trolley journey (10:30am-1:30pm) around the rim of Crater Lake before the weather turned in mid-September. The trolley left exactly at 10:30am so show up 15 minutes ahead if you have to buy your tickets. I had done the Wizard Island Boat tour the prior day, so when I saw the same Park Ranger on board... More

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Pahrump, Nevada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The weather was awful, cold, overcast and 40mph wind gusts. The visibility was spotty. The park ranger, Christa, was enthusiastic and cheerful and so was Mike, the trolley driver. There had been so much snow and rain that half of the drive, the east portion, was closed due to rock slides so we only got half way around the rim... More

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38 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a must- do at Crater Lake. The trolley stops a number of times at various locations. On each trolley is a Park Ranger, full of information and insight into the Park. We learned so much about the Park and its history during our 2 hour tour.

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Bay Area
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Highly recommend the trolley as a way to see the lake and not have to focus on driving the narrow road. They make 5 or 6 stops so you have plenty of time for picture-taking. And the tours are narrated by geologists, botanists, or naturalists so you get a lot of very good information. It was a great way to... More

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Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

For a reasonable $25 a person, this trolley drives the lake rim for 35 miles, stopping @ various points that are not only spectacular to see but educationally important to the area. We saw the entire lake from totally different vantage points which put it in proper perspective to it's surroundings. Our trip had a volunteer geologist on board explaining... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I loved the idea of the trolley. Driving the rim is scary esp for the driver- so the trolley is a great way to see the crater. When we got to the far side of the lake- we watched a storm come in. It was sunny when we left at 10:30am but we knew a storm was coming. It was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The trolley tour is really nice on a hot day. When I was there with my father we arrived early in the morning and went down to the lake. We spent an hour at the lake before the 2 hour tour. The Crater Lake Trolley tour is very interesting. You start in a trolley and the park ranger asks you... More

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Rim drive is over 20 miles of narrow, 2-lane road. On the Trolley, I got to look out the window and enjoy all the views without worrying about other vehicles or driving too close to the edge. We made about 7 stops in 2 hours at awesome viewpoints where we got out and gazed at this deep blue, crystal clear... More

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