Pacific Crest Trail: OR Section 4

OR 62 to OR 138: Crest the breathtaking caldera of Crater Lake on this 22.4-mile trip that ends in the flats of the Pumice Desert.
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OR 62 to OR 138: Crest the breathtaking caldera of Crater Lake on this 22.4-mile trip that ends in the flats of the Pumice Desert.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 36.0

Waypoints

PCT1175

Location: 42.8712844848633, -122.180183410645

OR 62; for Mazama Store, turn right on highway, walk down until the road takes a sharp turn; at that point you'll see a guard rail on the left side of the road. the most direct route to the store is to leave from this guardrail and walk down the very steep embankment.

PCT1176

Location: 42.8673324584961, -122.166946411133

Mazama Village Store offers showers, laundry, camping, all-you-can-eat restaurant. Don't linger too long, Crater Lake awaits

PCT1177

Location: 42.8912010192871, -122.169464111328

Turn R onto Dutton Creek Trail where the stock and hiker PCT split. Head NNE toward Crater Lake's deep, blue waters

PCT1178

Location: 42.910026550293, -122.141075134277

Crater Lake Lodge: Relax on the porch overlooking Crater Lake. Head NW around the rim of the lake

PCT1179

Location: 42.9121131896973, -122.148078918457

Route around the rim is often poorly maintained, but well traveled; follow the trails, staying close to the rim

PCT1180

Location: 42.9661331176758, -122.150848388672

Rim road splits; regain trail tread @ Y

PCT1181

Location: 42.9957008361816, -122.134246826172

Head N @ jct. where equestrian PCT and hiker PCT reconnect

PCT1182

Location: 43.0873832702637, -122.092514038086

Crater Lake NP boundary

PCT1183

Location: 43.0889167785644, -122.09188079834

Cross OR 138;

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Sunrise on the rim

Location: 42.9581031799316, -122.161743164062

©Jack Haskel

Wizard Island

Location: 42.9136810302734, -122.150871276855

A smaller volcanic cone sits in the middle of the lake. ©Jack Haskel

Slopes of Crater Lake

Location: 42.9128761291504, -122.149803161621

©Jack Haskel

Fiery night sky

Location: 42.9568748474121, -122.167236328125

©Jack Haskel

Sunset

Location: 42.9574089050293, -122.165092468262

©Jack Haskel

Pink-and-blue skies

Location: 42.9568748474121, -122.167236328125

©Jack Haskel

Crater Lake Lodge

Location: 42.9099273681641, -122.140830993652

©Jack Haskel

View north over the Pumice Desert

Location: 42.9662322998047, -122.150505065918

©Jack Haskel