Crater Lake and Oregon Caves Hiking Tour

Crater Lake and Oregon Caves Hiking Tour

Crater Lake and Oregon Caves Hiking Tour

Prices

From $2,650USD

Difficulty

Guided

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Highlights

Explore the incredible Crater Lake and Oregon Caves on this guided hiking tour

Explore the stunning scenery of the park, including the vivid blue Crater Lake.

Hike through forests and meadows to reach the summit of Mount Elijah.

Discover the designated Wild and Scenic Rivers in the Siskiyou National Forest.

Take a tour of the cave systems that tunnel through marble rock at the Oregon Caves National Monument.

Nestled in the Cascade Mountain Range is the stunning Crater Lake, one of Oregon’s most impressive hiking destinations. This 5-day guided hiking tour explores trails that lead you to views of the sparkling blue lake, which is the deepest in the country.

After exploring Crater Lake National Park, you’ll head out for the Oregon Caves National Monument. Spend carefree days hiking among dense forests and discovering the views of the park before touring the impressive cave systems on your final day. If you’re wanting to experience the best of Oregon’s hiking in one trip, this one is a perfect choice!

Crater Lake and Oregon Caves Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Crater Lake

Meet the group in Medford and travel together by shuttle to Crater Lake National Park. To start the tour off with a bang, you’ll take a hike along the crater rim for your first view of the astonishingly blue Crater Lake. Bring a camera!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Crater Lake
Distance
2.5 hours, 5 miles
Meals
Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Mount Scott Climb

Your day will start with a scenic drive along the crater rim to the trailhead to ascend Mount Scott. Despite it being the highest point in the park, the climb will be a gentle ascent, and you will be wowed by the views of vast forested areas and Crater Lake from the top of this stratovolcano.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Crater Lake
Distance
2.5-3.5 hours, 5 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Explore the Oregon Caves National Monument

Begin your day with a hike to Upper Annie Falls. Then you’ll be driven to the Oregon Caves National Monument, where you’ll hike through the forests of the Big Tree Loop. Tonight, you’ll move to your new lodgings in Grants Pass.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Grants Pass
Distance
2.5-3.5 hours, 5 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Hike Mount Elijah

On your hike today, you’ll visit the Siskiyou Forest on your way up to Mount Elijah. Take in the spectacular view of nature surrounding you before descending back down into the meadows.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Grants Pass
Distance
3-4 hours, 6 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Cave Excursion

This morning, you’ll take a tour through the caves and learn about the history of their formation and the area. You’ll return above ground near the Cliff Nature Trail, where you’ll have some time to wander around before taking the shuttle back to Medford.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
1.5 hours, 3 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Crater Lake and Oregon Caves Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour of Oregon is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

Prices below are per person (min 2 travelers):

StartFinishDurationPlaces LeftPrice

2023-06-19

Medford, Oregon

5 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-06-23

Medford, Oregon

55+
$2,650USDBook Now
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Accommodation on the Crater Lake and Oregon Caves Hiking Tour

This tour is based in 3 and 4-star lodge accommodations. The hotels offer comfortable rooms that are close to the parks and trails you’ll explore.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. Solo travelers will pay a supplement. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel; please contact us if you’d prefer this option.

Crater Lake Lodge on Mount Mazama

This lodge has cozy rooms and onsite dining, but what you’ll really love is the spectacular view of Crater Lake and the surrounding cliffs.

The Lodge at Riverside in Grants Pass

You’ll love this charming rustic lodge with inviting rooms and its pretty riverside location. The hotel is close to restaurants and local wineries.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Crater Lake and Oregon Caves Hiking Tour?

Meals

4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners are included in this tour, not including any beverages.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 4 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Medford are not included but can be added as a supplement. Please note that the tour departs early in the morning and arrives back in Medford late afternoon, so you may want to book pre- and post-tour nights in Medford depending on your schedule for onward travel.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included as outlined in the itinerary. Roundtrip transport between Medford and Crater Lake National Park is included at the beginning of the tour, and Oregon Caves to Medford at the end of the tour.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Van shuttle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Trail maps and narratives

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Meals or snacks not previously mentioned, beverages both non-alcoholic and alcoholic
  • Visas if required
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Personal equipment
  • Fees not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Any additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades

Frequenty Asked Questions about Crater Lake and Oregon Caves Hiking Tour

How hard is the Crater Lake and Oregon Caves Hiking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour includes moderate hikes that cover a maximum of 6 miles per day. Some of the trails can be steep with rugged paths.

Do I need a visa to travel to the United States of America?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Crater Lake and Oregon Caves Hiking Tour?

4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners are included in this tour. Please note that your non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are not included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Medford to start this tour?

The nearest airport is the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR).

Is the Crater Lake and Oregon Caves Hiking Tour guided?

Yes, you will have an English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour.

Where does the Crater Lake and Oregon Caves Hiking Tour end?

This tour ends with a drop-off in Medford.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to the United States of America?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for the United States of America?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to the United States for this tour?

The best time to travel to Oregon for this hiking tour is late summer and early fall (August and September) when the weather is pleasant, and the leaves start changing color.

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Prices

From $2,650USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Lodges

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour includes moderate hikes that cover a maximum of 6 miles per day. Some of the trails can be steep with rugged paths.


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