Mount Scott
Robert Mutch

Sunset at Mount Scott. Photo by Robert Mutch

Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Seasons: Late July to October

Description: At 8,832 feet, Mount Scott is the highest point in Crater Lake National Park. The trail rises gradually and switchbacks through open pumice fields and forests that treat the hiker to spectacular scenic views. From the summit one can take in views of the caldera in its entirety while also seeing Mt. Thielsen and Three Sisters. To the east you will enjoy views of the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and Tamsey Peak and off into far eastern Oregon. In late July to early August, alpine wildflower viewing is at its peak.

Directions: In Crater Lake National Park, the trailhead is 14 miles east of park headquarters along the Rim Road.