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A Must Do When Exploring Crater Lake

A drive around the 33 mile Rim road is a great way to see the lake, offering many pull outs and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Glenn M
Fremont, California
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Breath-taking/giving views around every bend!

We enjoyed the Crater Lake Trolley, but took an entire day afterwards in our own car to follow the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Liberty Lake, Washington
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Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A drive around the 33 mile Rim road is a great way to see the lake, offering many pull outs and different perspectives and sights. Plan on at least two hours if you make several stops. Don’t miss Watchman, Phantom Ship, and Pumice Castle for...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed the Crater Lake Trolley, but took an entire day afterwards in our own car to follow the caldera rim road. THIS is the real Crater Lake, and it is filled with unmatched views, trails and historical sites. Be sure to have a map...More

Thank TomSahl
Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful drive in a spectacular place. Circling the lake gives you a perscpective of color - from the water, the coast line and the trees. Watch the lake go from deep blue to light blue with shadows crossing created by the clouds. The elevation...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Must do when you visit Crater Lake National Park. The rim drive has some amazing spots you can capture in your camera. And there are also some crowd free areas that are more beautiful and can be used for portfolio photos. The blue color of...More

Thank SituLalli
Reviewed 1 week ago

The road surface is smooth and well maintained. One lane for each side so you can't really pass the slow car in front of you. But this rim drive doesn't design to be fast as it's windy. So, stay within the speed limit. There are...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've never seen Crater Lake, this is a must do trip. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip around. Be sure to start at the Visitor's Center for info, before driving around.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never taken a guided tour on a bus (or other vehicle) and had some reservations. Our guide proved to be informative and interesting. We stopped about four or five times and she pointed out many of the sights.

Thank Excursion295996
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crater Rim Drive is a great way and a must do when visiting Crater Lake National Park. Take some cold drinks and snacks in a cool box and your camera and take the drive at a leisurely pace. Stop at all the stops and overlooks...More

Thank kendra m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Better start from South Entrance visitor center as they have a short video to explain the formation of crater lake. West rim is relatively stunning than East rim but still has its own special view pionts.

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did an early morning boat tour (highly recommended) and then ate a packed lunch while we slowly road the rim drive. We made many stops to enjoy the views and take pictures. We had also booked the trolley tour but after driving the rim...More

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21 July 2018|
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Response from doug6458 | Reviewed this property |
The whole place is elevated,so if you have issues with heights this might not work. Just driving to Crater Lake will put you on big elevation changes. You will be exposed to various height changes.
31 August 2017|
Response from antoning | Reviewed this property |
The quickest way to get an objective answer to the air quality question is, imo, to check the three web cams on the Crater Lake National Park website by the NPS (National Park Services). On some days you get a few miles of... More
17 July 2017|
Response from virginia b |
How much is the trolley ride