Cleetwood Cove Trail, Crater Lake National Park

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  • Yes, the hike is hard. If you've read a single review you know that. But how "hard" is hard? I was able to drag my 50-year-old size 20 women's bottom with a wonky knee down and up the trail. I took.....  more
    Yes, the hike is hard. If you've read a single review you know that. But how "hard" is hard? I was able to drag my 50-year-old size 20 women's bottom with a wonky knee down and up the trail. I took.....  more »
  • Amazing - the water is crystal clear. Make the effort and hike down you will be rewarded and think of the calories you will burn on hike back up!! 
    Amazing - the water is crystal clear. Make the effort and hike down you will be rewarded and think of the calories you will burn on hike back up!!  more »
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  • Probably THE best trail in the park. It’s a steep, dusty, and exposed hike back to the parking lot, though. Bring extra water, sunscreen, and sun protection. Hiking poles might be useful if you’re prone to tripping. But the crystal blue waters at the bottom is well worth the short suffer fest!
  • Nice little hike, but very steep to get back. Gets to be very crowded as it's the only access to the lake. You can go swimming in crystal clear but cold waters of the lake. You will have to navigate giant boulders and rocks all over to get into water. Bring your swimming shoes! Fishing is also allowed with no limit and no license required, its full of trout and salmon.

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