The view from the trail to Discovery Point
- Easy (to Discovery Point)
- 2.2 miles round-trip
- 100 feet elevation gain
- Open July through October
- Difficult (to Lightning Spring)
- 12.9-mile loop
- 1900 feet elevation gain
Explore the shattered flank of Crater Lake’s ancient Mt. Mazama on these two very different hikes from Rim Village. The first is an easy view-packed stroll to Discovery Point. The second hike continues on a much longer loop that descends past Lightning Spring and returns through forests. If you plan to backpack on this longer loop you’ll need to pick up an overnight permit at a national park office. Pets are banned on all national park trails.
Start in Rim Village at the …
For the easy hike, turn back here. If you’re ready to tackle the longer loop, however, continue …
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.