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Little Crater Lake Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Sign at the Little Crater Lake Trailhead (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Hikes ending here

Driving Directions

Drive Highway 26 east.

From the last traffic light in Sandy (just past the ARCO station), drive 30.8 miles, passing through Government Camp, to the junction with Highway 35.

Keep left here for Madras and Bend, staying on Highway 26 for another 9.4 miles before making a right turn onto Skyline Road (FR 42) for Timothy Lake and Ollalie Lake.

Go 4.3 miles and turn right onto FR 58.

Proceed another 2.5 miles to the junction with spur road 230, and turn left for Little Crater Lake Campground.

Drive 0.3 miles around the campground loop road to the parking for Little Crater Lake Trail #500.

Fees & Regulations

  • Keep dogs on leash
  • Stay out of the meadows

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