Plaikni Falls and The Pinnacles

  • Easy (Plaikni Falls)
  • 2 miles round trip
  • 200 feet elevation gain
  • Use: hikers
  • Open mid-July to mid-October

  • Easy (The Pinnacles)
  • 1 mile round trip
  • 50 feet elevation loss
  • Use: hikers, bicycles

Wildflowers peak in late July and early August.

These two trails in the quiet southeast corner of Crater Lake National Park are short enough, and close enough together, that you can easily do both in an afternoon. The one-mile packed gravel path to Plaikni Falls ends in a wildflower glen with a spring-fed cascade. At The Pinnacles, you can stroll half a mile along the rim of a canyon of weird ash spires to discover an abandoned park entrance.

From Park Headquarters …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.