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its so beautiful from way up there

really nice walk to get your juices running for the 30 miles of stops of ooohs and aaaahs on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SherryG487
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Los Angeles, California
Panoramic views and easy hike, this is a MUST SEE!

This was a nice, easy hike up to watchman's peak. The views at the top are amazing, you can get a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HeatherGR2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“moderate hike” (2 reviews)
“climb” (3 reviews)
“deer” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rim Drive, Crater Lake National Park, OR 97604
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Reviewed 1 week ago

really nice walk to get your juices running for the 30 miles of stops of ooohs and aaaahs on the views of Crater Lake.

Thank SherryG487
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice, easy hike up to watchman's peak. The views at the top are amazing, you can get a great panoramic shot of the lake and see so much. We went with our kids (2 and 4) so hiking the higher peaks were...More

Thank HeatherGR2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at Crater Lake afternoon of Aug 1, but could not see lake surface at all from Watchman due to poor air quality (from Oregon fires). Early next morning, drove up to Watchman at dawn to see if sunrise visible. Could see halfway across lake...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a great view from above of Wizard Island....excellent overlook to see all around.

Thank Cherie P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't access the fire tower but that's OK. The hike was such a GREAT hike with fantastic views and you really get to appreciate natures beauty from the top. Look for the Clark's Nutcracker bird in the trees here. They're pretty neat to watch

Thank Joe L
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

You have the best view of not just the lake, but the surrounding region. There was still some snow on the ground on our visit, which made it interesting in June... Enjoy!

1  Thank Frank D
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

We visited this site several times during our 2-1/2 days at Crater Lake and were not disappointed. Snow was there there the first day, but disappeared with 65-degree warmth the next day. Gorgeous views of the lake, mountains, and forests.

1  Thank Michael L
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Some can climb this mountain and get some amazing views. Most of us just see it and are glad we were there. So amazing to see the Cascades from the lower to the uppers. Some start out at 9000 feet but go up to over...More

1  Thank Gayle E
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Since there was road work, we decided to start at Discovery Point to go to Watchman. Great level hike thru the woods - saw 3 deer - to the base of the watchman. Great view of lake along train. Trail up to watchman is quite...More

1  Thank twoscratchy
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

The hike up really was not bad; I'd say a moderate hike. We went in the morning since it was going to be a hot day. We did walk through snow at the beginning of the hike which was cool (no pun intended). When we...More

1  Thank WizardofAz60
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