Route: Crater Lake Rim Drive (OR)

Oregon, US

Crater Lake National Park is in the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon. It’s known for its namesake Crater Lake, formed by the now-collapsed volcano, Mount Mazama. Wizard Island is a cinder cone near the western edge of the lake. The Rim Drive, a road surrounding the lake, offers views of the park’s volcanic formations. The park’s numerous trails include Sun Notch, with views of the Phantom Ship, a small island.The 33-mile Rim Scenic Road has more than 20 scenic overlooks and done in a clockwise direction with over 3K+ vertical gain. 

Note that on certain days of the year a 24-mile section of the 33-mile Rim Drive is closed to motor vehicles, making it especially nice for cyclists and pedestrians.



I plan to go for this supported tomorrow afternoon/night. (8/3/2019) 

I’m making a Solo unsupported run at this overnight tonight , Mon 6/22. It’s expected to be very warm Tuesday day and I’d love to experience this run under clear skies and stars. I also do much better at night. West and North rim are clear and plowed and although East rim is closed, I expect mostly dry road. Moving CW from the village this will be the last 1/3 of the run anyway. Packed and runable at least. 

I completed the route unsupported traveling CW from the Rim Village using only the paved scenic rim drive. 31.87 mi in 05hrs:39min:47sec. Submitted for verification.

I completed the Crater Lake Rim Run on 7/06/20 in 6h 39m 34s.  Beautiful Day!  Amazing Run!  Just to slow & old at 61 to break the FKT, but gave it a go.  Well done Jason Wheat, you beat me to it by a couple of weeks.  Half the road was still closed to cars, only saw 2 cyclist.  Ran clockwise, self supported, starting at Park HQ so I would have a downhill finish.  Stashed 3 soft water bottles along route.  Fueled on Heed Electrolyte, Spring Energy Gels, Lara Bar, and Clif Energy Chews.  Make sure to train on big hills.  Cloudcap & Dutton Ridge wiped me out.  Earth Runner & long time Mazama.  Steven Wagoner