Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Walking & Hiking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,299 - $4,549 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Walking & Hiking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Sep

From $4,299 - $4,549 /person

National Park Adventure in the Pacific Northwest

Crater Lake's breathtakingly clear sapphire waters. Lush river trails through Oregon’s old-growth forests. High-desert cliffs and jagged spires in Smith Rock State Park. From the Cascade Mountains to cascading falls. The Pacific Crest Trail to the raging Deschutes. Vacation at the historic Crater Lake Lodge, and sip post-hike local brews fresh from the tap. It’s not just the lake that dazzles here.

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Highlights

  • Delight in Oregon's varied geology as you adventure on foot to the edge of the world-famous Crater Lake
  • Explore the vibrant city of Bend, Oregon's lively and picturesque hub of outdoor adventure and craft brewing
  • Hike amid the grandeur of Oregon's Central Cascades, including a section of the famed Pacific Crest Trail
  • Behold Smith Rock State Park, a high-desert wonderland of sheer cliffs, deep canyons and dramatic vertical faces
Oregon Crater Lake & Cascades Walking & Hiking Tour map

Oregon

Start/End Bend

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Arrive in friendly and outdoorsy Bend, Oregon's adventure capital • Walk along idyllic Tumalo Creek, passing tall aspens and white alder trees while keeping an eye out for birds and wildlife • Hike up Tumalo Mountain for sweeping views of the Cascades • Explore Smith Rock State Park, a high-desert wonderland of sheer cliffs, deep canyons, dramatic volcanic crags and vertical faces • Wander through vibrant downtown Bend, packed with art galleries and cafés • Cap off your day of hiking with a relaxing "beer-venture" at a classic Bend craft brewery.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

The Oxford Hotel
Bend
Premiere Hotel

A luxury boutique hotel ideally located amid the shops, galleries, cafés and brewpubs of vibrant downtown Bend. 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-4

Description

Hike along a series of waterfalls with crystal-clear water—including magnificent Tumalo Falls • Rustic elegance and world-class amenities abound at Sunriver, an outdoor-lover's paradise ideally situated at the foot of the Cascades • Hike a section of the Pacific Crest Trail to uncover alpine lakes hidden in the Cascades' dense conifer forest • Pause at Lower Rosary Lake—a perfect mirror for monolithic Pulpit Rock looming overhead.

Accommodations

Nights 3-4

Sunriver Resort
Sunriver
Premiere Hotel

Situated in the pristine natural setting of the Cascade Range foothills, this top-notch resort is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and culinary aficionados. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 5-6

Description

Catch your first glimpse of pristine Crater Lake's intense sapphire color and amazing clarity from Mount Scott • Gain a bird's-eye-view of this spectacular landscape from the summit • Venture deep into Oregon's natural landscape as we hike among stands of western hemlock and white-bark pines • Embark on an exhilarating walk along the rim of the crater • Hike to the top of Garfield Peak for one last expansive view of the lake • Or perhaps unwind at rustic and historic Crater Lake Lodge... the amazing views from the lodge's back deck are hard to resist. 

Accommodations

Night 5

Crater Lake Lodge
Crater Lake National Park
*Casual Hotel

Perched on the crater's rim, this classic national park lodge transports you to a bygone era.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations

Crater Lake Lodge is a historic national park lodge that offers a simpler stay and more casual service than typical Backroads accommodations. Built in 1915, the hotel has preserved its rustic charm—each guest room features a unique floor plan and is not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning. We selected this hotel for its stunning location on the rim of Crater Lake and its access to world-class hiking.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

The Oxford Hotel
Bend

Premiere Hotel

A luxury boutique hotel ideally located amid the shops, galleries, cafés and brewpubs of vibrant downtown Bend. 

Nights 3-4

Sunriver Resort
Sunriver

Premiere Hotel

Situated in the pristine natural setting of the Cascade Range foothills, this top-notch resort is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and culinary aficionados. (pool, spa)

Night 5

Crater Lake Lodge
Crater Lake National Park

*Casual Hotel

Perched on the crater's rim, this classic national park lodge transports you to a bygone era.

From $4,299 - $4,549 /person

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