Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail is the jewel in the crown of America's scenic trails. It spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to
Canada through three western states and follows the western edge of the Winema National Forest the full length
of the Forest, except for a segment that traverses Crater Lake National Park.
There are more than 90 miles of trails leading into the backcountry of Crater Lake National Park. These are
usually snow-free from mid-July to early-October. Just over 90% of the park is managed as wilderness,
though these areas have yet to be designated as such. A permit is required for all overnight trips.
The Pacific Crest Trail passes through the park for 30 miles.
Mount McLoughlin Trail
Located within the Sky Lakes Wilderness (see below) the 5.5 mile long trail to the summit of Mt. McLoughlin winds through rocky terrain and
ascends from 5600 ft to the summit at 9495 ft.
Desert Forest Journeys
Immediately east of Crater Lake National park, a memorable, self guided look at the High Desert's
legendary "yellow belly" ponderosa forest awaits. Three trails and a driving tour highlight desert
forest ecosystems, fire ecology and railroad logging history.
Sky Lakes Wilderness
Sky Lakes Wilderness, designated by Congress in 1984, is a land of lakes, rocky ridges, and timbered slopes.
It's 113,590 acres straddles southern Oregon's Cascade Range from Crater Lake National Park
southward to Highway 140.