Choose Your Pace: A Hiking Adventure at Crater Lake National Park
Hike the pristine trails surrounding the deepest lake in the nation, Crater Lake, at your pace while experts share knowledge about ecology, wildlife and the lake’s volcanic origins.
Program No. 20761RJ
7 days
Starts at
7 days
6 nights
16 meals
6B 5L 5D
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At a Glance

Nearly 7,500 years ago, Klamath Region Indians witnessed the eruption of Mount Mazama and interpreted it as a battle between powerful gods. Today, the massive caldera created by the explosion is filled with the deep blue waters of Crater Lake. Hike around the lake and take in vistas of the surrounding peaks while naturalists interpret geology, ecology and animal life. Each day you'll have a range of hiking options so everyone can enjoy Crater Lake at their own pace.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Each day, choose from multiple hiking options based on your desired level of challenge and pace, ranging from 3-8 miles on varied terrain. Elevations of 5,200 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hike above the majestic Pinnacles and learn how these towering needles of rock formed beneath Mount Mazama before its catastrophic collapse.
  • Hike down to the edge of Crater Lake at Cleetwood Cove to see the deepest lake in North America up close and to dip your toe into one of the most pristine lakes in the world.
  • Hike to the top of Mount Scott for a panoramic view south to Mount Mcloughlin and the Klamath basin and north to the Mount Thielson spire.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Mark Fitzsimons
Mark’s love for natural history led him first to 4-H and Boy Scout and then on to a career as a science teacher, naturalist and group leader for all of his professional life. He is passionate about birding and, is an avid student of history and has volunteered on numerous archaeological excavations and rock art recording projects. He is also an avid hiker, paddler and Nordic skier.
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