Wizard Island Summit Trail

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Distance1.3mi
Elevation Gain898ft
Trailhead Elevation6,929ft
Top6,938ft
Elevation Min/Max6176/6938ft
Elevation Start/End6929/6929ft

Wizard Island Summit Trail

Wizard Island Summit Trail is a hiking trail in Klamath County, Oregon. It is within Crater Lake National Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 6,929 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 898 feet. The trail ends near the Witches Cauldron (elevation 6,867 feet) crater. There are also piers and restrooms near the end of the trail.

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100 Classic Hikes in Oregon (The Mountaineers Books)
Douglas Lorain
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"The world-famous, awe-inspiring views from the rim of Crater Lake are impossible to improve upon. Millions of tourists have seen these vistas, and countless postcards and calendar photographs ensure that all Oregonians (and much of the rest of the world) are intimately familiar with these breathtaking scenes. But relatively few of those admiring masses have achieved a water-level perspective from inside the caldera. This unusual hike provides that opportunity by taking you to the top of Wizard Island, the distinctive cinder cone featured in so many of those famous photographs. Note: Dogs are prohibited on this trail, as they are on all trails in the park. Also, Wizard Island has no piped water and almost no shade; bring a hat and extra water."

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Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
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Moderate
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