Hike on Old Crater Lake Rim Road Offered

A scenic overlook on the old rim road at Crater Lake – closed since 1938 – is among the spots to be visited during a history hike Saturday, Aug. 18.

A hike on sections of the original rim road around Crater Lake will be offered Saturday, Aug. 18, by the Klamath County Museum, in cooperation with staff from the National Park Service.

Portions of the original road dating from the 1910s have not been seen by most members of the public since the currently used Rim Drive road opened in the 1930s.

Steve Mark, National Park Service historian for Crater Lake, will accompany hikers to point out features of the old road constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The all-day event will actually be a series of relatively short hikes on various sections of the old road that were abandoned when the new road opened. The distance of each segment will vary from about 1.5 miles to 3 miles.

“We’ll see a couple of scenic overlooks that have not been experienced by most park visitors for the past 80 years,” Mark said.

The hike is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required by contacting the Klamath County Museum at (541) 882-1000.

Press release provided from the Klamath County Museum.