Plaikni Falls (Autumn 2016)

Directions: This hike is located in Crater Lake National Park, 1.2 miles Southeast of the Phantom Ship Overlook on Pinnacles Road.

From the parking area the trail starts off to your left. The trail is wide and stone lined as you wind through tall trees covered in bright green lichen, and you will notice lots of chipmunks scurrying about all around you. Soon you will pass an open area to your left with a view of the cliff face, and you will start seeing and hearing the creek off to your right. The last quarter mile is where most of the elevation gain is but it’s nothing too hard.

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The trail drops you off right at the waterfall, there are stone steps that get you right up close to the waterfall and creek. There are signs marking the end of the trail, and warnings to protect sensitive plants nearby.

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Distance: 2 miles (easy)

Elevation: 100 feet (easy)

Pet Friendly: No

Good For: All ages

Bathrooms: None

Parking Fee: $15 Crater Lake NP entrance fee.

Seasons: Late spring through fall

Popular: Can be busy on weekends and during summer.

Warnings: None

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