Discovery Point


Easy
(to Discovery Point)
2.2 miles round-trip
100 feet elevation gain
Open July through October

Difficult (to Lightning Spring)
12.9-mile loop
1900 feet elevation gain 

Left: The view from the trail to Discovery Point.

Explore the shattered flank of Crater Lake’s ancient Mt. Mazama on these two very different hikes from Rim Village. The first is an easy view-packed stroll to Discovery Point. The second hike continues on a much longer loop that descends past Lightning Spring and returns through forests. If you plan to backpack on this longer loop you’ll need to pick up an overnight permit at a national park office. Pets are banned on all national park trails.

Start in Rim Village at the ...

For the easy hike, turn back here. If you’re ready to tackle the longer loop, however, continue ...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.

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