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“Worth The Drive”
Review of Rim Drive

Rim Drive
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Owner description: Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Some of my best photos came from the pullouts along Rim Drive. Early morning or late afternoon are best for photos here. Sunrise and sunset can be especially spectacular.

1  Thank Jefre O
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"take your time"
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"both directions"
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"every turn"
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"park map"
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"pull over"
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"take pictures"
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"road construction"
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"west side"
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"different angles"
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"phantom ship overlook"
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"visitor center"
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"sun notch"
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

we took a full day and a half to make the trip around the lake and it was well worth the time. we stopped often and hiked a lot. use the park guide to help find some of the other spots to see as well

1  Thank russ r
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Every turn you make along the rim of Crater Lake is worth a stop and photo shot. If you don't like driving Crater Lake offers a shuttle bus you can take instead of driving.

1  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Be sure to drive all of the Rim Drive and stop at all of the viewpoints/overlooks. Each stop is unique and offers a different perspective on Crater lake and its environs. Where there are short trail associated with the viewpoints, they are well worth taking--especially Sunrise Notch, Pinnacle, Watchman's Peak, and discovery Point. If you are up to a real hike, I would recommend Mt. Scott and Garfield Peak..

2  Thank realbigbear
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

The road is a little scary in places, as there is a sheer drop-off on one side. We drove only the west side, and entered the park from the north fairly early in the morning, by 10 am. Although it was a Saturday, there was little traffic then, and we were able to find parking easily at the various viewpoints. Most of the west side has pretty continuous views of the lake, at least until you reach Rim Village.

4  Thank maryf55
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