Stuart Falls Trail

Difficulty
This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
Moderate
Duration
This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
4.5-6.5h
Distance
This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
18.8 km
Elevation
This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
439 m
User Ratings
These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
Be the first to add a review!
Directions to Trailhead

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.

Guide-book quality info for over 8,000 trails

View Stuart Falls Trail on Map

View Map

Subscribe to 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.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    June-October

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Poor

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Out and back

Stuart Falls Trail Elevation Graph

Weather Forecast

Check Area Weather

Stuart Falls Trail Reviews

Add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Nearby Trails

Nearby Regions

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

Tours

Routes

Blogs