Upper Rogue River Trail #1034 - Crater Rim

Area Status: Open

Beginning at the Crater Rim Viewpoint, this trail passes through a stand of lodgepole pine. The trees show how hard it is for vegetation to grow on the frothy ash that covered the area when Mt. Mazama erupted over 6,800 years ago.

Approximately 0.5 mile after leaving the trailhead, the Hamaker Campground (area is unavailable) on Forest Road 900.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail has not been cleared yet in 2022
Fees: No
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Mountain bikes, motorized vehicles and horses are prohibited.
Closest Towns:
  • Prospect, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: High Cascades Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:
  • Trail is not designed for: pack and saddle, mountain bike, motorized bike, ATV, 4-wheel drive, barrier free


From Prospect, OR, travel north on Highway 62 until you reach the junction with Highway 230. Continue north on Highway 230 for approximately 16.5 miles until you reach the Crater Rim Viewpoint. This is where the trail begins.


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
9.3 miles

  Elevation : 
4,000 feet range - 5,200 feet range