Route: Mt. Scott (Crater Lake National Park, OR)

Submitted by Jason Hardrath… on Sun, 02/26/2023 - 04:50pm
Oregon, US
4.4 mi
Vertical Gain
1,500 ft

Mount Scott is a high speed ascent and round trip trail run located inside of Crater Lake National Park. According to Wikipedia, is a small stratovolcano and a so-called parasitic cone on the southeast flank of Crater Lake in southern Oregon. Its summit is the highest point within Crater Lake National Park, and the tenth highest peak in the Oregon Cascades. A small fire lookout tower stands on the summit, at the end of a trail that zigzags approximately 1,500 feet (460 m) up the mountain.

As the tallest peak within Crater Lake National Park, it is both a beautiful vantage point of the lake and a consistent test piece for athletes from Bend, Klamath Falls, Ashland, and other regional cities.

There are Strava segments documenting speed attempts for both Ascent and Round Trip, but both cut off a portion of the trail and therefore can be used as reference but not as the official times. 

Main Variations that have received established times:
"Ascent" - as of this submission - male: Josh Nelson in 20:59 on October 13, 2014 - female: Kerri Lyons in 28:51 on September 17, 2022
"TH - TH" - as of this submission - male: Mario Mendoza in 34:35 on October 14, 2020 - female: Alex A. in 55:00 on July 18, 2018
"Scott Double" - as of this submission - - female:  Alex A. in 2:01:32 on July 18, 2018

These times have been carefully pulled from the gpx files, not just copied from the above strava segments, these should be considered the times to beat before submitting your attempt for an FKT. Faster times than these may exist, but were not known at the time of this route submission. 

GPS Track
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