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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 October 4, 2013

Don't drive yourself. Take the trolley ride to get a wonderful overview and lots of good information. And you get to see all the wonderful views. You can always drive back to points you want to see more of.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

The rim drive around Crater Lake is the one "must thing" to do. It is an old road and somewhat narrow for today's large RV's. We were told that there are plans to start enlarging it next year, which will be very challenging. Because of this and because we'd been doing a lot of mountain driving, we decided to leave the driving to someone else and take the Trolley ride. Very glad we did. In 2 hours we stopped at most of the outlooks and were given time to get out and take pictures. The park ranger narration was very informative. Not for someone who has the time to stay longer and wants to do some hikes. But for the rainy morning we were there it was perfect. Fortunately the weather started lifting at noon and we were able to see some of the awe inspiring beauty of the lake before we left.

8  Thank atreg
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Only a visit can truly speak to the breath-taking experience of this place. Despite having seen photos of Crater Lake the location proved far more awe-inspiring than any of those could prepare me for.

1  Thank HaruWindsong
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Follow the light when driving - east side in the morning and west side in the afternoon. Lots of stops

1  Thank Petfar
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is about a 30 mile drive with about 8 viewpoints and various hiking opportunities. We stopped at all the marked viewpoints and did about 3-4 of the hikes, including a side trip to the Pinnacles. It took us about six hours, including a picnic lunch. This drive offers fantastic views of Crater Lake, Wizard Island and Phantom Ship. I would recommend making all the stops (marked on the Crater Lake map) as well as doing some hiking if you are in shape. The hikes are short, generally less than a mile, and not strenuous.

9  Thank PhoenixRobin
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