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Crater Lake Trolley
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This is a wonderful an new attraction at the lake. LNG powered trolleys built to resemble the old SF trolleys.
Crater Lake National Park, OR
+1 541-882-1896
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All reviews hour tour park ranger two hours information shared well worth the cost take pictures car traffic interesting facts various locations community house great overview informative tour highlight of our trip enjoy the scenery clockwise direction make reservations west rim
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The trolley takes you around the whole lake in comfort with a park ranger as a guide. This allows all to see the sights and no one is left with the driving. The guides are very knowledgeable and thoroughly enjoy this part of their jobs.With...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TomMetzler
Reviewed September 26, 2018

The three hour tour is by far the best way to see Crater Lake. Our guide was thoroughly well versed in the history of Crater Lake and the surrounding regions as well as the geology of the area. He was interesting, humorous and his commentary...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This is well worth the price, although you could drive around the lake yourself. What makes it worth doing is the National Parks Ranger narration throughout the ride, and the depth of knowledge they have, being able to answer almost any question. Kudos to Ranger...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mlb610
Reviewed September 19, 2018

From online reservations to comfort (they even gave everyone our own seat pad) to the synergy of the driver (Dianne) and the Ranger (Charlie) - this was excellent! This was our 1st trip to Crater Lake, and the trolley tour helped us orient for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TSNW52
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This tour has a bit of everything-views, human history, geology, climate and more. The drive begins at Community house which wasn’t evident on a map, so just head to the lodge and you’ll find the trolley on the way. Be sure to stop at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 343cindyr
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

An amazing place. The trolley is the best way to see all the highlights and get all the information that accompanies them. And - it’s the eco-friendly option too!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank misskitty50
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Our guide was amazing. She was friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and gave a great overview of the park. We had all ages on the trolley and everyone loved it; from age 2 to age 89. The drive is very intense and our driver did a great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank everythingmustgo2018
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Unfortunately our trolley tour was canceled due to wildfires. Understandable, but still disappointing. We asked the park ranger, on entry, about the trolley and he never mentioned the cancellation. However we totally understood the need to keep people safe, and not charge unnecessarily.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mejavi
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

My family of 6 (adults) did this ride. We enjoyed the information shared by the (volunteer) park ranger and we appreciated not having to drive the road which has no guard rails. The road isn't particularly narrow but it's nice everyone can enjoy the scenery....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JD11125
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This was a great way to see the sights from around the rim of the lake. It allowed us all to enjoy the sights and stop at various locations that we might not have stopped if we were driving. The tour is 2 hours and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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September 10, 2018|
Response from biged25 | Reviewed this property |
we took the trolley tour this year the last week of June. I'm not sure if it makes a whole lot of difference but the one we took went in a clockwise Direction. that would be from the trolley departure point and facing the... More
June 29, 2018|
Response from Ernie S | Reviewed this property |
The trolley does not take winding or bumpy roads. Very gentle curves around the crater.