Plaikni Falls
Plaikni Waterfall. Photo contributed by the National Park Service

Plaikni Waterfall. Photo contributed by the National Park Service

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 2.2 round trip
Elevation Gain:
135 feet
Seasons:
June to October

Description: Located in the southeast portion of Crater Lake National Park, the short one-mile trail winds through old-growth hemlock, and climaxes with a view of the lush and serene waterfall. Below the falls wildflowers line the stream and immediately surrounding canyon. The route is short and wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Directions: From Rim Village, drive south 2.8 miles toward Highway 62. Just beyond Park Headquarters, fork to the left on East Rim Drive for 8.5 miles. Just before the Phantom Ship Overlook at Kerr Notch, turn right on Pinnacles Road. After a mile down this paved road, park at a pullout on the left.

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Plaikni wildflowers and waterfall. Photo contributed by the National Park Service