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Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
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Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

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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