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at Crater Lake



Cyclists are permitted on paved roads and on unpaved Grayback Drive. Bicycles are not allowed on park trails, except the Pinnacles Trail.  Serious road cyclists love challenge of riding Rim Drive with its frequent climbs totaling 3,800 feet in elevation gain.

The Park host two "vehicle-free" Saturdays in September for cyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the views without worrying about traffic. Vehicle-free days in 2017 are September 9 and 16.

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Boat Tours

Discover the magic of Crater Lake up close by joining a park ranger for a 2-hour cruise around Crater Lake.  Each boat holds 37 passengers. Tickets are available for advance purchase by calling 888-774-2728 and at automated kiosks inside Crater Lake Lodge and the Annie Creek Gift Shop. These tickets go on sale exactly 24 hours in advance of each tour. Sales continue until the tour is sold out or until 2 hours remain before departure.



There are 16 official hiking trails with Crater Lake National Park, ranging from easy to moderate to strenuous.  There's only one way to get to the lake shore. You must hike 1.1 mile down the switchback Cleetwood Trail to Cleetwood Cove. To find the trailhead, drive to the lake's north side, 11 miles (17.6 km) from Rim Village if traveling clockwise on Rim Drive. Once at the bottom you can fish, swim or take a boat tour (ticket required).


Crater Lake Trolley

There are currently three historically designed trolleys that will operate at Crater Lake each day. Each trolley accommodates 25 passengers. The tour will entail a two-hour tour around the Rim Drive of the lake with several stops at specific areas of interest and includes a National Park interpreter/guide that will provide information about the unique features of Crater Lake National Park. The trolleys are ADA compliant.

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Free ranger-led snowshoe hikes are offered on weekends, usually from late November through late April. Snowshoes are provided at no cost. Call 541-594-3100 for details and reservations.

Nordic or cross-country skiing is available on some trails and on Rim Drive when the road is closed.

The park is open all year but access is limited to the south gate during the winter.

Snowmobiling is only permitted from the North Entrance.

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