Crater National Park and the Central Cascades (#2335)

Date and Time

Saturday, August 19, 2023 - Tuesday, August 29, 2023


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Join us on an unique hiking adventure in central Oregon along the Cascades Range where we will be based in two distinct areas, Crater Lake National Park at the southern end of the range, and the city of Bend, located at the foothills of the Central Cascades where the mountains meet the desert. Together, these two vantage points offer a diverse selection of hiking experiences and majestic vistas. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon's only National Park, is home of the deepest lake in North America and one of the clearest in the world. Crater Lake is a place of immeasurable beauty. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. While in Crater Lake National Park we will spend two nights at the historic Crater Lake Lodge exploring the park by foot, car, and boat. Known for both its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty, Bend is dubbed "The Outdoor Playground of the West". We will witness the contrasting terrain of landscapes covered by lava beds, meadows filled with wildflowers and majestic snow-capped peaks creating the high desert skyline. We will hike in three unique areas: Deschutes National Forest (Three Sisters Wilderness and Willamette National Forest), Smith Rock State Park, and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. We will learn about the geology of the area's past volcanic eruptions. Our hike itinerary will include summiting high peaks, meandering through valleys and meadows, and exploring remnants of past volcanic activities to include craters and caves, all within an hour's drive of our accommodations.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $3,350 member / $3,450 non-member

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2355 Prospectus

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Wait Listed


Hiking 5 Vigorous to 6 Stenuous


Adults (18+)


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Larry is an active AMC leader with Adventure Travel and NH Excursions (Hiking) committee. He leads hikes in New England throughout all four seasons and is the Director of the AMC NH Winter Hiking Series. He has lived in four countries outside the US and visited over 40 others located on all seven continents. He has co-led Adventure Travel trips to Switzerland, Smoky Mountains National Park, and Southwest US.


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Ann is a 4-season hike leader with the AMC NH chapter. She is an instructor for the AMC-NH Winter Hiking Series, an Information Volunteer at AMC lodges and huts, and maintains trails in the White Mountain National Forest. She is an avid hiker and has summited the NH48 4ks in each of the four seasons and the NE67 4ks.