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Discovery Point Trail

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Length


1.1 Miles 1.7 Kilometers


152' 46 m

Ascent

-176' -54 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

7,171' 2,186 m

High

7,050' 2,149 m

Low

Shared By Kristen Arendt

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An easy trail with spectacular views of Crater Lake along the rim.

Kristen Arendt

Dogs No Dogs

Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly This trail is easily accessible, fairly flat, and offers some great views of Crater Lake.

Expect the trail to be covered in snow from around October to early July.

Description

The trailhead is located at the west end of Rim Village. Keep an eye open for the section where the paved walk becomes a dirt path as there is no designated trailhead. From here, the trail heads northwest from the Rim Village parking area toward Discovery Point, where gold prospector John Wesley Hillman first spotted Crater Lake in 1853.

You'll enjoy spectacular views of the lake while hiking along this easy trail. The trail gains less than 100 ft in elevation along its way. The trail parallels West Rim Drive and hugs the forested rim of Crater Lake. Much of the rim is forested with hemlock and pine. Be cautious around the steep edges of the rim, and keep an eye open for the breaks in the trees where you may catch glimpses of the lake, its rim, and Wizard Island.

Flora & Fauna

Mountain hemlock and whitebark pine. Golden-mantled ground squirrels are frequently spotted along this trail.

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Nov 6, 2018
Taylor Banks
Oct 21, 2018
Dörthe Ge
Aug 22, 2018
Dion Campbell
Aug 22, 2018
Scott Campbell
Jul 25, 2018
AJ Stepanek
Jun 27, 2018
Marisa Romanat
Jun 16, 2018
Stavya Chari
Jun 16, 2018
Darren Fu

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  4.3 from 6 votes

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