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According to the hiking guide, the distance is 4.4 but the sign at the bottom of the trail is actually 5 miles with 1,200+ feet climb. It is a steep climb but the ascend is gradual as the switchback is long. After reaching the top,...More
Completed this today with two friends. We left at 8:00 and got to the fire tower at 9:15. None of us are very athletic and did stop for a few breaks during the steep hike up (lots of great views to stop and see!). We...More
I hiked Mount Scott on Sept 3rd, 2017. The smoke from the wildfires was so bad that day the lake surface could not be seen from the rim. The trail is in great shape and not "scary". The hike is not too hard if you...More
This is one of the longer/steeper hikes in the park, so if you're looking to spend some time hiking, it's a good option. Well treed with a lot of good views along the way, and very few switchbacks. The payoff isn't the best - decent...More
This was a 4.5 mile round trip hike that provides the best views in the national park. Yea, it's a little bit of a workout, but is totally worth it. Was kind of surreal today with swarms of monarch butterflies all over the mountain trail...More
We set off in the morning to do the walk which meant we had the trail mainly to ourselves. The views were lovely and at the top the panorama was beautiful overlooking the surrounding area and Crater Lake itself. A reasonable degree of fitness is...More
Mount Scott, at 8,934', is the highest point in Crater Lake National Park. It's an extinct volcano that predates the big caldera eruption and collapse that formed Crater Lake. The trail is rated difficult by the Park, but it's only 2.2 miles (4.4 miles RT)...More