Mount Scott Trail

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Distance2.1mi
Elevation Gain1,334ft
Trailhead Elevation7,680ft
Top8,924ft
Elevation Min/Max7673/8924ft
Elevation Start/End7680/7680ft

Mount Scott Trail

Mount Scott Trail is a hiking trail in Klamath County, Oregon. It is within Crater Lake National Park. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 7,680 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,334 feet. The Mount Scott Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near Mount Scott (elevation 8,648 feet) and the Mount Scott Lookout observation tower.

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon (The Mountaineers Books)
Chris Van Tilburg
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"Mount Scott offers some respectable turns, considering it’s only a thousand feet of vertical." Read more
Hiking Southern Oregon (Falcon Guides)
Art Bernstein and Zach Urness
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"A splendid panorama of all of Crater Lake and much of Southern Oregon from the highest point in Crater Lake National Park. If Crater Lake is the scenic highlight of Oregon, the Mount Scott Trail is the ultimate hike in Crater Lake National Park. If you take your time and persevere, you will experience what is by far the ultimate Crater Lake panorama. The trail to the top of “Great Scott,” the park’s highest point at 8,926 feet, begins to the right of a little hillock. It stays fairly level for the first 0.7 mile as it passes an immense avalanche basin sweeping down from the summit." Read more
75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents (The Mountaineers Books)
Barbara I. Bond
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"Crater Lake National Park contains opportunities for scrambling to the top of Mount Mazama’s last remaining high peaks, remnants from this once-giant volcano. Mount Scott, a broad peak east of Crater Lake, is the highest of those peaks. When Mazama collapsed, the almost 2000-foot-deep caldera became what is now Crater Lake. This is one of the largest bodies of freshwater in the United States. Mount Scott is on the eastern side of the lake and has an active lookout atop its summit. The summit is approached from the south via a ridge trail, which allows scramblers to reach other points along the upper mountain. Although largely a trail hike, Mount Scott is a good warm-up for the more challenging peaks in the area." Read more

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Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
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Moderate to Difficult
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Crater Lake National Park: (541) 594-3100
Local Contacts
USGS Crater Lake East; Crater Lake National Park
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Dec 2018