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  • The Most Popular Waterfall in the Pacific Northwest

    In the late 1800s the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company built a railroad passing over the falls with X Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in Oregon and second tallest year-round in the United States

  • Have The Tamolitch Falls Blue Pool Crowd-Free Any Day

    Tamolitch Falls is a waterfall and underground spring-fed natural pool in the Willamette National Forest of Oregon main trail to access the pools follows the Mackenzie River upstream and meanders through beautiful Oregon Tamolitch Falls is located two and a half hours from Portland, Oregon and a little over an hour from Bend, Oregon in the Willamette National Forest. Making fires in the backcountry is against LNT principles and they are often restricted in Oregon.

  • The Most Epic Waterfall in Mt. Hood National Forest

    Ramona Falls Loop Trail is home to one of the most strikingly beautiful waterfall settings in Oregon Important Information The trailhead for Ramona Falls is only about an hour and a half from Portland, Oregon

  • INSANE Viewpoints Along the Crater Rim Trail - Crater Lake National Park

    It's true anywhere along the 33-mile Rim Drive is going to be amazing but this moderate hike will give you the best bang for your buck, time and energy! About The Hike This hike combines three hikes around the southwest rim of Crater Lake and provides the best views that you can experience of the stunning and photographic Wizard Island. The trail uses the Crater Lake Rim Trail for a 7-mile out & back style hike that will start from Rim Village and end up at The Watchman peak. I think you'll find that one of your favorite parts will be between The Watchman and the Discovery Point Trails where you're hiking the PCT alternate route on the Rim Trail. The mile section connecting the two hikes is less commonly day hiked but still provides the best view points and offers some serenity in a National Park that can become haphazardly congested. These figures are estimates based on AllTrails data and the links to the two trails below can help piece together the two connecting trails. Rim Village to The Watchman Peak via Crater Lake Rim Trail: Distance: 7.0 Miles Type: Out & Back Elevation: 8012 feet Ascent: 900 feet AllTrails Link - Discovery Point Trail AllTrails Link - The Watchman Peak Trail Both of these trails can be done separately by driving to their respective trailheads but you'll miss out on the feel of doing a real hike and be lumped together with the rest of the car hopping retirement crowd. Fast Facts of Crater Lake How deep is Crater Lake? Crater Lake is 1,943 feet deep. It's the deepest lake in the United States and the deepest volcanic lake in the world. Where does the water come from? Rain and snow. No rivers feed into the lake. Park Headquarters receives an average of 42 feet of snow per year. Does the lake level change? Not much. The lake experiences twice as much precipitation as evaporation but the caldera doesn't fill up because water seeps out through a porous rock layer along the north shore. Are there fish in the lake? Yes - Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon. They were stocked from 1888 to 1941. Crater Lake contained no fish originally. Does the lake freeze in the winter? Very rarely. Deep lakes freeze only in very cold weather. They contain a tremendous volume of water but have relatively little surface area. Crater Lake has not frozen over since 1949. How did Crater Lake form? Crater Lake occupies the shell of Mount Mazama, a collapsed volcano. The volcano once stood 12,000 feet tall, but its summit imploded after a major eruption 7,700 years ago. Is Wizard Island the top of the old volcano? No. Wizard Island is a newer volcano that emerged from Crater Lake around 7,300 years ago. Is Mount Mazama extinct? It's considered to be dormant, but not dead. The last eruption happened underwater 4,800 years ago. Future eruptions are likely. *Facts provided by CLNP 'Ask the Ranger' bulletin Getting There and Important Information Crater Lake National Park is a National Park and with that comes stricter rules and regulations when visiting compared to state parks or national forests. Especially with overnight parking and camping. See NPS page here. The park has a fee of typically $30 per vehicle unless you have acquired the annual parks pass or other discount passes offered here. The 33-mile Rim Drive is a great way to see the entire park and there are many pullover vistas and parking areas for additional hikes. Rim Village is a classic stop and is the start of this hike which will be easy to find. From Rim Village, hike westward and you'll see signs for the Discovery Point Trail. The park offers water fill-up from a fountain at the Rim Village Visitor Center, about a hundred yards east of the Rim Village Café and Restaurant. Be sure to check out other great hikes in Crater Lake National Park including the highpoint of the park - Mount Scott! ©Copyright 2020-2021 Secret Hike Photography exclusively by Dan Oliver unless otherwise stated and cited. Embedded maps are provided by Embed Google Map ( and map images shown are provided as stated and cited. DISCLAIMER: This website is provided for entertainment purposes only, and is not meant to serve as an instructional guide, or present itself as an authority for any of the locations written about. The locations mentioned, written, and photographed herein are nothing more than my personal adventure archive. If you are interested in visiting any locations you should not depend on the information in this website to plan any excursions. You should research a wide variety of informational sources, websites, hiking guide books and maps found elsewhere. Many locations are dangerous and potentially illegal to access which can lead to fines, injury or death even when prepared. I do not encourage anyone to trespass or put themselves or others in way of harm. This website, and therefore its’ owner/author, cannot assume any responsibility for anything you may incur while hiking or exploring any of these locations or anywhere on planet earth. Thank you for viewing!

  • Misery Ridge Trail - Hike If You Dare!

    prepared for some steep elevation and cliff hugging trails on your way around Smith Rock State Park in Oregon Smith Rock State Park is located in southeast Oregon and has outdoor activities for all types of people Smith Rock is located 30 minutes north of Bend, Oregon and 2 hours and 45 minutes southeast of Portland , Oregon.

  • The Highest Point In Crater Lake National Park

    backside to continue on to exploring the Rim Trail around Crater Lake which was another highlight of my Oregon

  • The Best Route To Day Hike To The Timberline Hotel

    It takes 2-4 days to hike and is a classic backpacking route in Oregon.

  • Incredible Photo Spots at Mirror Lake

    Trail My Camping Experience at Mirror Lake Let me say I had one of my favorite camping experiences in Oregon I shot a few moody af pictures closer to my campsite on this beach while enjoying local Oregon IPA's

  • Neahkahnie Mountain's Insane Coastal Views

    This mountain summit will give you one of the best views of that of anywhere along the Oregon Coast. There are next to no views along the hike until the summit but it has a great coastal Oregon forest setting

  • Panther Creek Falls

    Important Information Panther Creek Falls is located only an hour and 15 minutes outside of Portland, Oregon

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