Cleetwood Cove Trail

  • Up close and personal with Crater Lake via the Cleetwood Cove Trail.
  • Hiking along the Cleetwood Cove Trail in Crater Lake National Park.
  • Hiking along the Cleetwood Cove Trail in Crater Lake National Park.
  • Hiking along the Cleetwood Cove Trail in Crater Lake National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

lake

2.2 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~675 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Oregon

Crater Lake

The Cleetwood Cove Trail is the only way legally access the shore of Crater Lake. This trail may be short, but it's steep. Switchbacks at a 11% grade to the shore. This hike is probably okay for children, but is not the best. However it's fun saying you touched Crater Lake. You can also take a concessionaire tour boat ride around the lake. For a price of course. Crater Lake National Park has two established campgrounds. The larger is Mazama Campground, it has about 200 forested sites. For those looking for a more private camping experience, check out the Lost Creek Campground. It has 16 first come first serve sites.

History

Cleetwood Cove Trail has been hiked for more than 50 years! It opened in 1960.

Red Tape

Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Crater Lake National Park P.O. Box 7 Crater Lake, OR 97604

Oregon Trails

Crater Lake Trails

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