Little Belknap Crater (PCT Section)

  • Address:
    Hwy 242
    McKenzie Bridge OR 94713
  • Phone:

Join thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail crossing the lava flows toward Little Belknap Crater. This is a moderate 4.8 mile (7,7 km) round trip hike past a "tree island" in the lava and with dramatic views of the Middle and North Sisters, Black Crater, Belknap Crater, Mount Washington and Collier Glacier. Wear firm soled boots on the lava rock. The trailhead is a half-mile west of the Dee Wright Observatory on Hwy 242. Road closed in winter. DAY-USE FEE/RECREATION PASS REQUIRED.

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General Information
  • Wheelchair Accessible:
  • Parking:
    • Limited Parking
  • Pets Allowed - Restrictions may apply:
Trails & Routes
  • Difficulty:
    • Easy
  • Facilities at Trailhead:
    • Toilets
  • Natural Points of Interest:
    • Old Growth Forest
    • Valley
  • Trail Details:
    • Looped Trail
    • Paved Path
  • Trail Length:
    • Short (under 2 miles)
  • Trail Users:
    • Hikers / Runners