Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Family Walking & Hiking Tour - 20s & Beyond
Lively Bend to the Deschutes River
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Hiking along lush forested river trails. An overnight at the historic Crater Lake Lodge. "It's so blue!" Don't be surprised if you hear this uttered at least once. Because Crater Lake really is that blue and containing your excitement is no small task.
- Delight in Oregon's varied geology as you adventure from high-desert cliffs and through old-growth forests 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
- Admire Crater Lake's breathtakingly clear sapphire waters from a variety of vantage points
Days 1-2 Arrive in Bend, Oregon's adventure capital | Hike along a series of waterfalls with crystal clear water to the grand finale of Tumalo Falls | Go for a hike at Smith Rock State Park, a high-desert wonderland of sheer cliffs, deep canyons, dramatic volcanic crags and vertical faces | Explore vibrant downtown Bend, packed with art galleries, cafés and microbreweries.
Days 3-4 Rustic elegance and world-class amenities abound at Sunriver, an outdoor-lover's paradise | Walk along the Deschutes River Trail, passing tall aspens and white alder trees while keeping an eye out for birds and wildlife | 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.
Days 5-6 Catch your first glimpse of pristine Crater Lake's intense sapphire color and amazing clarity from Mt Scott | Gain a bird's-eye-view of this spectacular landscape from the summit | Hike down to Cleetwood Cove for an invigorating dip in the lake, if you dare! | Unwind at the lodge or continue to explore on foot.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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