Hiking Oregon (Ikenberry)
A round-trip day hike in Crater Lake National Park leading to the highest point in the park. From the summit, you’ll see many other high mountain peaks including Mount McLoughlin, the Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson, and California’s Mount Shasta. Of course, you’ll also see awe-inspiring Crater Lake (best viewed during the early morning). Special attractions: The park’s best overall view of Crater Lake and surrounding areas.
A dirt road serves for a trail when you begin climbing along the base of Mount Scott. Later the road turns into a wide path as you climb to the summit named for Levi Scott, a 1844 pioneer and the founder of Scottsburg, in Douglas County. Stunted trees and great views reward you as you climb. Along the way, look for marmots, chipmunks, ground squirrels, and pikas. And in the spring and fall, migrating raptors are sometimes seen.