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Rim Drive at Crater Lake National Park

Kara Westerlund
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Trail Length

33 miles

Trail Start and End Details

Start your ride at the North Junction entrance of Crater Lake National Park or at Steel Visitor Center near Mazama Village Campground.

Description and Tips

You can ride Rim Drive around Crater Lake any time of year, but it is special on two Saturdays in September when the National Park closes the East Rim Drive to motor vehicles for Ride the Rim, which attracts hundreds of cyclists. The event is free and supported with four rest stops. You’ll be riding at elevation and the ride is hilly, but that includes some nice downhill portions. The official Ride the Rim route is on the east Rim Drive (25 miles; 3,500 feet of elevation gain) and there is a shuttle to return to your car. You can also ride the full rim (33 miles; 4,000 feet of elevation gain). The west Rim Drive has a small shoulder. Stay at Mazama Village Campground in the Park, and book early.

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Nancy Cole

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