Stuart Falls Trail
Stuart Falls Trail is an off the beaten path hike in Crater Lake National Park that sees very light traffic. It’s a long, moderately difficult route that leads to a waterfall. While the trail to the waterfall is not the most inspiring, the falls are certainly worth the trip! This hike requires some route-finding skills, so we recommend bringing a downloaded GPS track with you. This route can also be used for backpacking.
Join our newsletter
Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers
Route Description for Stuart Falls Trail
Stuart Falls Trail is one of the lesser-known routes in Crater Lake National Park. This lightly-traveled trail leads to a beautiful waterfall that makes a less inspiring trail well worth the trip. With some burned areas to cross through, you might rely on GPS navigation to follow the trail in some places. Download a route beforehand to avoid getting lost!
In the summer, the mosquitoes on the trail can be bothersome. Bring spray with you.
From the trailhead, the first half of the route is fairly easy to follow, passing through a pine forest. The second half, around the time you cross the PCT, enters a burn scar, and the trail becomes less clear. You won’t miss the falls, though–they’re audible once you start to get close. From the falls, turn back and retrace your steps.
Getting to the Stuart Falls Trail Trailhead
The trailhead for Stuart Falls Trail is on an access road off Crater Lake Highway.
Stuart Falls Trail Elevation Graph
Weather ForecastCheck Area Weather
Stuart Falls Trail Reviews
Add a comment
You must be logged in to post a comment.