Wizard Island Summit Trail
Crater Lake National Park
|Address:||Crater Lake National Park, Rim Drive, Oregon 97604, USA|
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Wizard Island is one of the most interesting features of Crater Lake itself! It's considered one of the most magnificent volcanic cinder cones in the world. Take a boat tour to the island and experience its grandeur while hiking the Wizard Island Summit Trail! At the top, you will find the crater named Witches Cauldron.
Created by a violent eruption of Mount Mazama about 7,700 years ago, Wizard Island is located at the west end of Crater Lake. Although there are other cinder cones in the lake, Wizard Island is the only one to reach above the surface. The island rises about 755-feet above the lake.
The only way to get to the island is to hike down the Cleetwood Cove trail to the dock for boat tours. It's a 45-minute boat ride to Wizard Island where the trail to the summit begins. The beginning of the trail is very rocky with lava rock, but after about 10 minutes, the trail smooths out. The hike is about 2.5 miles total, which takes you around the 400-foot wide crater at the top.
Round trip: 4.5 miles
Elevation gain: about 765-feet
NOTE: There is a fee for the boat tour.
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From Crater Lake National Park
- Head south on Crater Lake Hwy N/N Entrance Rd/Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway toward Pacific Crest Trail/PCTContinue to follow Volcanic Legacy Scenic BywayMay be closed at certain times or days(12.1 mi)
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Distance ?2.4 miles
Real Ascent ?872 feet
Real Descent ?874 feet
Grade (-18° to 19°)-33% to 35%
Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.
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