Cleetwood Cove Trail

Cleetwood Cove trail, the only legal trail to get to the lake, is located about 11 miles north from the Crater Lake lodge. It is 1.1 miles long and it takes approximately 30 minutes to get to the bottom. Once there, you can take a boat tour, go swimming, do some fishing, or just simply enjoy the beauty or explore the surroundings.

On the way back, the climb is equivalent to 65 flights of stairs and it takes about 45 minutes to get all the way to the top.

Hiking the trail is recommended by those who are in good physical condition and not for those who suffer from heart problems, have difficulty breathing, or have difficulty walking.

Be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, or lunch. Bring an umbrella if you like because there is no shade on the lake shore. You may want to bring a towel and swimming clothes if you plan to go for a swim.

Do some serious Crater Lake hiking while you are visiting because if offers 90 miles of hiking trails.

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