This is a loop trail off of the Lake West Trail through old-growth Douglas-fir forests. This trail provides views of Minnehaha Creek and the rocky outcrop of Hamaker Butte. About halfway through the trail, near Hamaker Bluffs, one can catch a view of Crater Lake Rim, Mt. Thielson, and Mt. Bailey. The trail continues gradually downhill from this point.
From Prospect, OR, follow State Highway 62 (Crater Lake Highway) to intersection with State Highway 230. Continue on State Highway 230 for approximately 12 miles to the intersection with Forest Roads 6530 and 6560. Trailhead parking is at this intersection.