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Plaikni Falls

Crater Lake National Park

July 18th, 2016

2.2 miles
190 vertical feet
Total Time: 1:07

Starting elevation
6425 feet
Max elevation
6566 feet

Rating: 6/10

Directions: From Crater Lake Lodge, take the park road and turn left toward East Rim Drive. Near park headquarters, turn left onto East Rim Drive. After about 8 miles, turn right onto the road toward Pinnacles Overlook. After about a mile, turn left into the parking area for Plaikni Falls.   View Driving Map



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Even though it was overcast earlier in the morning, it pretty much cleared up by the time we started this easy hike. It's almost completely flat for the first 0.8 miles, through open forest without much in the way of views.

Flat trail through open forest

The trail then starts to climb at about a 10% grade, about 200 feet in total to the falls. As you approach the falls you can see the creek on the right, and then turning the corner, the falls to the left.

Nearing the falls

Plaikni Falls

Plaikni Falls

Plaikni Falls

After taking some pictures, we turned around and returned the way we came.

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