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5 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~1500 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Crater Lake National Park Topo Map

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Mount Scott Trail

Oregon | Crater Lake

  • View of Crater Lake from Mount Scott Trail.
  • Hiking the Mount Scott Trail in Crater Lake National Park.

Activities & Features


The Mount Scott Trail in Crater Lake National Park is one tough hike, that rewards hikers with some of the very best views the park has to offer. The trail leads to the highest point in the park with sweeping views of Crater Lake and a historic fire lookout. Trail climbs well over a thousand feet is speckled with an array of alpine wildflowers and wildlife. This 5 mile hike is kid friendly, but may be a bit much for young children. 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.


Mount Scott is named after Levi Scott. (1797 - 1890) Scott was an Oregon pioneer served in the Oregon Territorial Legislature.

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Contact: Crater Lake National Park P.O. Box 7 Crater Lake, OR 97604

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