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According to the hiking guide, the distance is 4.4 but the sign at the bottom of the trail is... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Indiana_Jonesse
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San Francisco, California
Beautiful work out

Completed this today with two friends. We left at 8:00 and got to the fire tower at 9:15. None of... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Amy V
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Amy V
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank TNF_12
Reviewed September 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

We are both 66 and it took us 1 1/4 hr. to get to the top. Not as hard as they advertise. Spectacular 360 deg. view from top. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank twoscratchy
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 334briano
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Plenty of parking, and a reasonable hike up to the watchtower. The views to the lake are fabulous, but the added bonus are the views across southern Oregon.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank wendyandmarc2016
Reviewed October 26, 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Nan90
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This is the highest point in the park. The hike is around 2 hours roundtrip if you do not take many breaks. The views of the crater lake are just beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Akash P
Reviewed September 3, 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank NeilGEdmonds
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