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Perfect for small legs & short attention spans

We came & did this with my two elementary-aged children and it was perfect! It is a bit of a hike... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Heather P
Short Loop Offering The Best Views of Phantom Ship

You hike a short loop (about 0.8 miles) that takes you through a meadow up to the rim. Here you’ll... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Fremont, California
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Crater Lake National Park, OR 97604
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We came & did this with my two elementary-aged children and it was perfect! It is a bit of a hike up, but the whole thing is 0.8 miles so the up part isn't really that long - just long enough to get your blood...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

You hike a short loop (about 0.8 miles) that takes you through a meadow up to the rim. Here you’ll have some wonderful views of Phantom Ship and the lake. There is some vertical involved (150 ft), but it’s not difficult. It is wheelchair accessible...More

1  Thank glennm921
Reviewed 16 September 2018

It's a 0.8 mile loop trail. This is the best way to see the Phantom Ship, even better than the Phantom Ship Overlook itself.

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Nice well marked trail to a very scenic spot for viewing the Phantom Ship. Most folks would have no trouble hiking up and back to the parking lot.

Thank Gurugal11
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This is a fairly easy trail, 0.8 miles in total, that is mostly a loop. There's a short segment at the start/end, but the rest is a circle. It has some uphill as you head towards the crater's rim, but once there, the views over...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is actually a loop trail up to have an overlook of Phantom ship. The trail was excellent and there were benches and views at the top.

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Finding a great spot to rest, take pics and meet others, this is it! Made this stop on shuttle and also in our own car tour - we always wanted to see this little spot and the Phantom ship component of the caldera is very...More

Thank WmnAud
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Do this hike while doing your rim drive tour. Great photos of the lake from many vantage points. Very worth it

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 22 July 2018

It is a short uphill walk through an open pumice meadow to the rim of Crater Lake. From this loop-trail which continues along the rim for a short distance you can see the Phantom Ship and provides great views of the Chaski Slide and Dutton...More

Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Snow covered part of the trail even our second day in Crater Lake, but the short, easy hike to the viewpoints was beautiful and the view of the dark, dark blue water surrounding the Phantom Ship right at the Sun Notch was beyond beautiful.

Thank Michael L
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