The winter, however, is an entirely different story. Discovery Point Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Crater Lake, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. Discovery Point: 2.0 miles - 60 minutes: Trail along the rim of Crater Lake through a forest of whitebark pines and mountain hemlocks. This cliffside trail offers a phenomenal vantage point of Crater Lake and the surrounding mountains. Rim Drive, the road that encircles the lake, is typically a few hundred feet above Crater Lake itself. Well worth a few hours and just great vantage points. It is 2 miles round-trip, and … Watch the sunrise over Discovery Point Trail – With an easy elevation gain of 100 feet, the trail follows the rim of Crater Lake near Wizard Island. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites . Length: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 185 feet. I hiked this at a slow/moderate pace with my wife. An easy trail with spectacular views of Crater Lake along the rim. The trail begins at an elevation of 7,050 feet and gains no more than 100 feet along its route. Entrance and Camping Fees Contact: Crater Lake National Park P.O. I ran for the most part and it took about 45 minutes (excluding some lengthy picture stops) - there are a lot of places to start or stop or turn around, so do your own thing and enjoy! Plaikni Falls Trail: This mild two mile route winds through an old-growth fir and hemlock forest to the base of Plaikni Falls, which is surrounded by moss and rugged bluffs. The trail follows the rim of Crater Lake near Wizard Island. Great hike. Similar to Lake Tahoe Rim Trail, but at lower elevation and a bit less foot traffic. What You Need to Know An easy trail with spectacular views of Crater Lake along the rim. It was given its magical moniker by William Gladstone Steel … Crater Lake Institute is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization. Thank you to all of our users for coming on this journey with us - we've loved following your travels, and the content shared within this community. That snow melts in summer and makes its way down to the lake below, joining the water that fills the basin to a depth of 1,943 feet. Fed only by rain and snow, scientists consider Crater Lake to be the … Crater Lake is Oregon's only national park, and it can get quite busy in the summer months. There are 90 miles … Jun 26, 2017 - There are numerous places to stop along Crater Lake's rim to enjoy the impressive view of its deep blue waters, but if you are looking to stretch your legs and. The trail begins at an elevation of 7,050 feet and gains no more than 100 feet along its route. Discovery Point is a viewpoint inside of Crater Lake National Park. With the historic Crater Lake Lodge closed for the season, the parade of cars gives way to an average of 44 feet of snow each season, making Crater Lake an ideal winter playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Discovery Point Overlook. very easy and walkable with multiple amazing views. Elevation Gain: 100 Feet Distance: 2.2 miles roundtrip Difficulty: Easy Time: 1 hour. Most of the route parallels West Rim Drive. Create Recommended Route or Trail . NOTE: This trail may be closed due to weather conditions. Overview: Crater Lake formed when Mount Mazama erupted approximately 7700 years ago. The park … This easy 2.2 mile hike great for families. The Cleetwood Cove trail is the only chance to get up close and personal with Crater Lake, as it is the only trail down to the shore. Discovery Point Trail Crater Lake. Most of the route parallels West Rim Drive. 4.6 (16) Oregon's lone National Park, this ultra-blue mountain lake is a photographer's dream. Discovery Point Trail WM#00+10. Directions: To find the three locations for this stop, drive to the Rim Village Café and Gift Shop in Crater Lake National Park. Post eruption … Cleetwood Cove is the very first hike on our Crater Lake itinerary, and it is a special one. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. Seasonal Information: Expect the trail to be covered in snow from October to early July, however, conditions vary somewhat from year to year.