Uncover the secrets of the deepest lake in the US on a private guided hike in Crater Lake National Park. Explore Oregon’s vibrant nature, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy a quick dip in one of the world’s most pristine bodies of water! Your guide will make sure to tailor the hiking trip to your interests and abilities, as well as provide you with interesting info about Crater Lake’s magnificent flora and fauna. Take your friends by the hand and head for a fun-filled hiking adventure in Crater Lake!
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Crater Lake National Park, OR, please refer to the National Park Service’s guidelines for Crater Lake NP and Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 updates.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- A local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- A full day of hiking
- Gourmet picnic lunch and refreshments
- Park transportation for the duration of the tour
What’s not included:
- Transportation to and from Crater Lake National Park
- Park entry fees ($15 per pedestrian, $30 per private vehicle, visitors under 15 enter free of charge)
The best thing about hiking in Crater Lake is that there are incredible options for beginner to intermediate hikers. For beginner hikes, if you can walk for four to six hours with little elevation gain, you are good to go! Intermediate hikes will see a little more change in elevation and hikes will start to increase in length, hiking anywhere between four to eight miles. Keep in mind, the weather in summer can be very hot and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
- Hiking poles — optional
- Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
- Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
- Spare clothes for layering
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Camera — optional (but recommended)
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
- For this private adventure, the max client-to-guide ratio is 12:1.
- The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family!
Hiking in Crater Lake National Park can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, most people fly into Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, Medford, OR, 1.5 hours away from the park. You can also take a train to Chemult, OR, and a cab or bus to Crater Lake.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the entrance to the park or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.