PCT to Pumice Flat Trail
PCT to Pumice Flat Trail is a route that connects–you guessed it–the Pacific Crest Trail with Pumice Flats Trail in Crater Lake National Park. This hike isn’t frequently used for casual day trips and it sees little traffic, but it’s definitely scenic enough to warrant a wander if you have the time. This is a moderately difficult hike.
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Route Description for PCT to Pumice Flat Trail
PCT to Pumice Flat Trail is a connector mostly used by thru-hikers, but with pleasant stretches through old-growth pine forest and mountain views, it’s a nice choice for a day hike. This trail is lightly trafficked and not too difficult. We recommend bringing some bug spray if you’re visiting in the summertime.
From the highway, follow the PCT south. You’ll wander through the trees, with peekaboo mountain views to enjoy as you go. The route reaches a fork where Union Peak Trail branches off to the west; you’ll likely see even fewer people past this point, as most of the traffic on this first section is bound for Union Peak.
Continue southeast, climbing gradually up over a plateau to the three-way junction that marks the end of your outbound journey. Turn back here and retrace your steps.
Getting to the PCT to Pumice Flat Trail Trailhead
The trailhead for PCT to Pumice Flat Trail is on Crater Lake Highway.
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