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“Amazing drive. Be prepared to stop at multiple places”
Review of Rim Drive

Rim Drive
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Owner description: Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 the lake is magical! Do not rush, take your time and enjoy this beauty!

Thank SituLalli
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 overlook points throughout the Rim Drive, take advantage of these outlook points. It entire rim takes 1.5 hours to finish without stopping. If you stop, please budget 3 hours or more.

Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

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
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 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 and get out and look around and take lots of pictures! It's very easy on your body and wonderful to see Crater Lake in all of its different points of view. Be careful of the bicyclist on the very narrow and sometimes very steep road. No matter how silly it feels, do you get out of your car and hike to all the different spots at each overlook. When you look back at the photos later you'll be shocked at the incredible beauty of Crater Lake. The signs and placards at many of the stops give great information, wonderful history, and pictures from long long ago.

Thank kendra m
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