1500 Gold Creek Rd to Green Mountain, Kitsap County, WA, USA
Eel Lake (Lots of mushrooms!)
This trail is easy to moderate with some areas of mud and downed trees. For the most part, the trail is clear with lots of great panoramic views of the lake. We have had a lot of rain lately, so we expected it to be very muddy, but the fallen leaves and good drainage seemed to keep it pretty dry/clean. We went a little past where the trail "ends", but there is a lot more trail beyond that is cleared and easy to navigate. If you have time and energy, I recommend you keep it going! As always, the Oregon air is crisp and clean, so this is a great afternoon stroll through the woods for a little peaceful time with Mother Earth!
Cleetwood Cove Crater Lake
THE premier trail at Crater Lake National Park, as it is the only one that takes you (legally) down to the waterfront. It is approximately one mile down a steep winding trail. At the end is a 30 foot cliff where many people dove into the deep, frigid water! If only I had been prepared, I would have jumped in as well. This is a quite difficult trail, especially since it was very warm and sunny that day. I recommend bringing water so you can take your time exploring and just enjoying the view at the bottom!