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“Start at Discovery Point for an excellent solitude hike.”
Review of Watchman Peak

Watchman Peak
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 wide. Best view of Wizard island is from Watchman - can see into the top of crater. Go early to avoid the crowds.

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 reached the top, we had great views of Crater Lake as well as other mountains.

1  Thank WizardofAz60
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

Pretty steep ascent, but not as long as you might fear and you are at the summit before you know it. Wonderful place to perch and have lunch and absorb the views.

1  Thank Harrison_F_Carter
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

A steep walk but worth it for the views over Crater Lake and Wizard island as well as the surrounding area.

Thank Nan90
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

took this trail one evening to see the sunset, was not disappointed. Great views of Wizard Island. Gets really crowded up at the top of the peak as so many people come to see the sunset, just not much space up there. Saw some great birds and some deer as well.

Thank mynameisD
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