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Sun Notch and Phantom Ship Viewpoint - Crater Lake

This is a short walking trail off the rim road to a fantastic viewpoint over the lake to the Phantom Ship far below.
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  This is a quick 1 mile loop to a terrific viewpoint over Crater Lake down to the Phantom Ship Island below. You'll have great views... more »

Tips:  Follow the Park Rim Road east from the Visitor Center or Rim Village. When you pass Videa Waterfall keep an eye out for the trailhead... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking Area

Park here and head off onto the trail into the woods.

2. Head Left

Head left to start a short loop hike through an open meadow.

3. Viewpoint 1

Steep Views down into the Crater Rim from here.

4. Phantom Ship Viewpoint

Here through a short trail into the trees to the edge of the rim you will have great views down towards the Phantom Ship. For scale check out the comparison of the boat (which holds 30+ people) next to the Phantom Ship Island.