Crater Rim Trail #3957
ElevationAscent: 2,537' 773 m
Descent: -2,538' -774 m
High: 7,758' 2,365 m
Low: 6,354' 1,937 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
Current trail conditions
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“A beautiful, high-desert, sandy singletrack.”— Josh Gum
There are trail maps available on site and on the internet, but the established trails are all very well marked and linking them together is pretty clear.
The eastern edge of this route allows for an option to stay up high along the rim, or to drop down close to the lake if you need to refill with water near the campground.
You can take a few side treks to reach both Paulina Peak and North Paulina Peak to extend the overall distance to around 21 miles, or use the outermost trails to extend your run to 23-24+ miles.
Land Manager: USFS - Deschutes National Forest Office