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Black Crater

Lovely hike up to Black Crater today! The hike was through mostly burned forest, but I often find beauty in healing lands. There were no…

Black Crater

Perfect weather! The first section of the hike was burned from a fire in 2017 but still beautiful. Great views from the top! We met…

#5 Black Crater

Hike was through a burned area all the trees were dead but the trail was nice and meandering for the first couple miles with a…

Black Crater

Beautiful fall day, sunny and not cold.  Awesome view of lava fields to the west.  Clear view of surrounding peaks.  Thanks Pam for great company…

Black Crater

#6 Black Crater ✅ well that wraps up the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge for me! Thanks to Melissa Gomez for joining me, always nice…

Black Crater and 900 Wall

Thanks again to Jeff for creating Social Hiker.  No beer this year so going to add the restaurants/food eaten the night of the hike. Black…

Black Crater

A hike I will never forget! Black Crater summit was intermittently in the clouds as were the views of Jefferson and Three Fingered Jack on…

Black Crater

Gorgeous day. There were some lingering flowers and butterflies at the top.

Black Crater

Sooooooo beautiful! The views are spectacular and there were hundreds of orange and black butterflies all around. Loved the wildflowers too!

Black Crater Hike

We decided to bring a few friends to Black Crater last Saturday for a relatively short/easy hike with amazing views of North Sister!

Black Crater

Good hike, not to many other people.  There was a lot of butterflies all around.  Really clear day as you can see in my pictures.

Black Crater Butterflies

This hike was absolutely GORGEOUS! I remember not loving it last year, but for whatever reason this year it was one of my favorites!

Black Crater Sunset

Got to the trailhead Friday evening about 6 pm. Only one other person there. Trail in great condition. Quick hike. To the summit in 1hr…

Black Crater Sunset

Got to the trailhead at 6pm. Only one other car there. Trail in great condition despite the recent fire. Made it to the summit in…

Black Crater

Dusty!! One very small patch of snow to cross… breezy on top but not bad!! Clear skies, warm temps. On top at 0830!!

Made it up Black Crater

Best hike yet- much less crowded than Black Butte and amazing views! It is super windy at the top, but there is a rocky spot…

Best hike yet!

The trailhead was super easy to find, and the trail wasn’t crowded on a weekday. Be advised that 80% of the trail is through burned…

Black crater

Great day for a hike up black crater. One snow field, but we skirted around it instead of crossing. Always good views! Haven’t been there…

Black Crater Burnout

What a gorgeous day, making for a stunning hike and unforgettable summit. We started at the Black Crater trailhead, found off Mackenzie Pass. While there…

Butterfly’s and grasshoppers

What beauty to enjoy from amazing colorful butterflies to the beautiful sounds of the birds singing! We saw the vibrant colors of the wild flowers…

Late Start, Sun, Wind

Arrived at trailhead ~2pm, hot/dry/dusty though the burn, windy and cooler at summit. Snowfields on North side above 6k, microspikes and/or trekking poles are useful.

Hike to the Dark Side- Black Crater

Great hike, lots of up starting right away. View at the top was amazing. Slightly breezy at the top.  Should have used more sun screen…

Black Crater Blast!

Weather was absolutely spectacular! Views all the way to Mt. Hood! Trail mostly well marked! Saw a total of only 14 other people all day!

Independence Day on top Black Crater

What a fantastic way to kick off the 4th of July!  The views were incredible and fascinating to see the regrowth beginning to happen from…

Beauty from within the ashes

I started up the trail about 9 am on the July 4 2020, with it being the 4th of  July and it being one of…

Black Crater

Beautiful hike! Very cold and windy at the top with socked in fog, but worth finding our own trail through the snow!

Dirty Girls Conquer Black Crater

Yet another adventure day working our way through this 6 Pack of Peaks Challenge. Dont be deceived by thos short hike: it can kick your…

Snow field shuffles

This was pretty standard until about 3/4 of the way up. There is some serious snowfields to cross. We actually lost the trail and pretty…

Black Crater Hater

I chose to summit Black Crater on a day that no one should have hiked this.  I did it solo because I had other plans…

Black Crater Hike

First time visiting Black Crater for us. This hike was a pretty decent climb with amazing views at the top!

Black Crater

Beautiful hike! Hardly anyone on the trail. Amazing views all around.

Black Crater

This is an incredible hike. The first few miles take you through a burn, where wildflowers are returning and the colors and contortions of the…

Black Crater

Interesting hike through a burnt area, a little deer and elk sign on trail.  Hiked on a Friday morning early and only ran into a…

Black Crater #TheStartoftheChallenge

This hike was Awesome! Definitely felt the difficulty level jumped up from the first two peaks and the length of the hike almost doubled (about…

Black Crater

Weather clear- we started early to avoid the hike. View from top great.

Black Crater

Hiked again with my Dad : ) Would recommend hiking poles to help with descent down. Can be hard on the knees as my poor…

First peak in the books!

Beautiful day with blue skies and a comfortable breeze. The trail was well maintained, and we didn’t encounter any bugs until the peak. The first…

Black Crater

Beautiful day hike with amazing views of surrounding cascades. Rated as hard but moderate for any experienced hiker. Lots of burnt area with small saplings…

Foggy and fantastic

Warm hike up with blooming wild flowers. Crossed some snow patches and met fog and chilly wind on top. Barely caught glimpses of the mountains…

Into the Mist of Black Crater

A cool day for our ascent of Black Crater. So glad about that with the continuous uphill climb! Top was a bit windy and foggy…with…

So many butterflies!

I made a last minute decision this morning to head up to Black Crater. Recent trip reports made me confident that I could throw on…

Snow won’t stop me!

Besides a few down trees we had to climb over, the trail was in really good shape. Mind blowing to see all the burn but…

Black Crater

Weather was great. Some snow near the top covered the trail and made it difficult to follow. I followed tracks that went straight up tuard’s…

Amazing views at Black Crater

Great hike on Black Crater. This hike starts from the Black Crater TH and immediatelly starts climbing uphill. Trail in good condition, easy to follow.…

Black Crater Hike

Not much more to add than what Jeff already said except that now 242 is open. Yay! We lost the trail approx 1000’ to the…