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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since...

Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.

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If you go to Crater Lake, this is a must!

Not only for the great views and no driving hassle (dangerous road) but the rangers know so much and add a great deal. I'd almost advise doing it twice with different rangers and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only for the great views and no driving hassle (dangerous road) but the rangers know so much and add a great deal. I'd almost advise doing it twice with different rangers and hope to get different pulloff stops!

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1 Thank Cornhuski
South Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the time and drive...especially IF the weather is good...be prepared to make stops for great pics and views...also traffic can be a slowwww...so bring your patience...well worth the time...trust me! Bring water...and your favorite food...

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Thank blowhole2010
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

What a spectacular drive with outstanding views all along the way! The rim road is a challenging drive and not for the faint at heart. My best description of that drive is that it's like balancing your vehicle on the rim of a teacup. Beautiful but a little nerve-racking. It's worth every minute!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are at Crater Lake you must do the Rim Drive. Most of the scenic attractions can be seen from it and there is car parking to stop and enjoy the sights.

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Thank Nan90
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is probably the best way to take in the view of the lake - traffic isn't too busy (or it wasn't when we were there) and there are plenty of places to stop and take in the awesome view.

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Thank LondonBurl
South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

do it first with the Trolley to learn what to look for and the history and animals. The driver also gets to appreciate it. Then do it yourself and take your time and go for a hike/walk.

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Thank IrishGenie
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Roads on this park are in great shape, and the repairs being done in the west side don't take much time from you, still, if you don't want to wait you can alway go through the east side.

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Fishkill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are in this area of the country, this is a must see attraction. It can be a harrowing drive so make sure to do it clockwise. Also, stop at all the stops and take time to drive out to see the pinnacles as well.

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Thank mayflower57
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Well worth the time to take the rim drive around Crater Lake. Many, many view points from which you can stop, take pictures and take short hikes.

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Traveling through Oregon with friends in October was sheer fun! We had cloudy skies, rainy days, sunny days and SNOW! How fun to drive to Crater Lake Rim and Visitors Center for a warm, cozy and yummy lunch. Then strolled outside to see the clouds part and see Wizard Island! What beauty! Sheer joy!

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