Little Crater Lake Trail first crosses a meadow then enters a small stand of trees which open up onto a tiny jewel - Little Crater Lake. A viewing deck, bench and information sign are at the lake. To this point, a distance of only 800', the trail is barrier-free. The trail continues another 800 ' to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Going south on the PCNST brings you to the Timothy Lake Trail, where there is a 13 mile trail around the lake. If you simply stay on the PCNST for another 150 yards past the Timothy Lake junction you'll reach Crater Creek, a lovely wide creek.
Directions: Little Crater Lake (OR) OR From Sandy, Oregon, travel East on Highway 26 for approximately 40 miles to Skyline Road (Road 42). Turn right and travel South 4 miles. Turn right on FS Road 58, travel 2 miles to Little Crater Lake Campground entrance sign. Not on Timothy Lake.