Fumarole Bay Trail

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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0.5-1h
Distance
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2.4 km
Elevation
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43 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Fumarole Bay Trail is a short hike along the southwestern coast of Wizard Island in Crater Lake. If you’ve ferried over to the island and want to enjoy a particularly quiet hike, this is the way to go. The trail itself mostly just meanders along the water, but the lake is very pretty and you’ll probably not have any company as you explore. Dogs are not permitted here, but it’s a family-friendly trail.

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Route Description for Fumarole Bay Trail

Fumarole Bay Trail is a very quiet trail on the southwestern coast of Wizard Island in Crater Lake. If you want to take advantage of a quieter route on the island than its top trails, this is a good pick. The route wanders along the lakeshore, offering lots of chances to sit for a while or dip your feet. This trail is very lightly trafficked.

The route is rocky, so hiking in your flip flops isn’t advisable.

From the dock, head up to the first junction, stay left, and then stay left again at the fork. You’ll hike down to the point, then back up again and along the shore. There are some areas to head off and scramble around, or maybe you’ll take a daring dip in the bay. Where the trail ends, turn back and retrace your steps.

Getting to the Fumarole Bay Trail Trailhead

The trailhead for Fumarole Bay Trail is at the ferry dock on Wizard Island.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    June-September

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Poor

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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