5 Incredible Hiking Trails in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake was formed by a volcanic eruption 8000 years ago!

At 1,943 feet (592 meters), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the USA

Crater Lake National Park is open year round but the best time to hike is from July to September

Choose from over 90 miles of hiking trails.   Here are our favorite hikes >>

The Watchman Peak Trail 

The Watchman Peak Trail Elevation Gain: 415  Feet Distance:  1.6 miles roundtrip Difficulty: Moderate  Time: 1 hour

Garfield Peak Crater Lake Trail 

Garfield Peak Crater Lake Trail Elevation Gain: 1,100 Feet Distance: 3.4 miles round-trip Difficulty: Strenuous Time: 2 – 3 hour

Castle Crest Wildflower Trail 

Castle Crest Wildflower Trail Elevation Gain: 120 Feet Distance:  .4 miles roundtrip Difficulty: Easy Time: 30 minute

Cleetwood Cove Trail 

Cleetwood Cove Trail Distance: 2.0 mile Elevation: 620 feet Difficulty: Moderate Time: 1.5 hour

Mount Scott 

Mount Scott Elevation Gain: 1,325 Feet Distance: 5 miles roundtrip Difficulty: Strenuous Time: 3 hour