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Black Crater

The views at the top of this hike are spectacular. One of my favorite hikes of the year. Steady incline but not difficult at all.…

Black Crater Solo

Finished the 6 peak challenge.  Solo hike and didn’t see a person going up or down.  I had the mountain to myself.

Black Crater – Six Pack No.5

I think the rating is a bit off. Wasn’t really that bad! I’d probably say moderate! Cool trail, sunny, clear! Perfect day for hiking. No…

Hiking out of the smoke…..

I really enjoyed this hike. Was a bit nervous, as we woke up engulfed in smoke from nearby fires – but as we hiked up,…

A bright day for Black Crater

Smokey skies and dusty trail, but a beautiful hike through a burned out forest.  Amazing what a forest fire can leave behind. we left the…

Great Surprise

This summit was amazing!  The views were better than we could have ever dreamed.  It was a great climb all the way up.   the…

Black Crater

Clouds followed us up the trail so we had little visibility on the way up.  Great views on the way down though!

Black Crater

Did really good and keep up with group the top was cool cause you could see almost all the other peeks

Black crater

This one is a shorter hike. It has nice views of the surrounding mountains. The beginning of the trail starts elevating immediately into a burnt…

Perfect Solitude

The trail was in great condition, the weather was divine. Four or five people were headed down as I was headed up, and I had…

Black Crater #3

Most of the trail is through burned out dry forest, until you get close to the top it opens up with healthy treeline and wildflowers. …

Black Crater 3 out of 6!

Trail was in good condition, but dusty.  We started at 7:00am when the weather was cool, but warmed up quickly! Only one other car at…

Fire and Stone

Black Crater was the first of my peaks.  I am visiting from Seattle and did not know what to expect.  The trail was great.  Had…

Black Crater

Started at 9:00am on Sunday. 3 cars in the parking lot. Saw 2 groups headed down then had the trail and summit to myself. Lovely…

Black Crater- Hiking through the Burn

This hike was tough but very interesting. The views from the top were breathtaking! We started the hike around noon, temperature was in the 90’s,…

Black Creator

I have always like the top of this hike it’s so beautiful. It was a little warm but nobody else on the trail.

Black Crater

Solo hike through 3 miles of burned forest (????) and then a mile of so many wildflowers and expansive views! Lupine, Indian Paintbrush, Columbine… Very…

Hike to the Black Crater Summit

I hiked to the Black Crater summit with my husband and our two boys (12 and 15 years old). It took us longer than expected…

There’s a fly on my Clif bar.

Nice cooler day for hiking. Great views of the Three Sisters, Jefferson, Hood. Lots of flys and hornets(?) at the peak.

Black crater

Nothing to say here, but it was an interesting and easy hike!

Greater Crater Views

Got to the trailhead about 7:20 am to beat the heat. Dusty trail through the burnout but encouraging to see some growth and wildflowers blooming.…

Blazing Black Crater Summit

It was a hot, hot day and I’d been on my feet for several hours the previous 3 days working at the quilt shop as…

Black Crater

PNW hiking group did the Black Crater hike leaving early to avoid the heat.   Though the forest around the trail burned in 2017 the…

Living Beyond – Black Crater

Absolutely stunningly clear views! A hot day, so we started at 6:30 am, which made for a much more enjoyable hike. Basically had the entire…

Black Crater

Beautiful wild lilies blooming and tons of orange butterflies!

Black Crater and Scott Lake

Left Friday afternoon from Eugene and got to Scott lake to secure a camp spot. Got one of the few pull in ones. The sunset…

Black Crater

HOT, DRY, AND DUSTY! We got to the trailhead early, knowing that it was going to be a scorcher of a day. It was 87…

Black Crater Scramble

Started at 7:15 am due to predicted hot weather today.  Hiked at a medium pace, with a few patches of snow near the top third…

Black crater beauty

Towards top trail difficult to follow because of snow. Used spikes for last part & that helped. Wildflowers just beginning to come out.

Snowshoes & sunburn!

Hiked in on the closed Makenzie Pass Highway 242 & camped at trailhead. Everything here is burned. Shared the road with lots of friendly road…

Black Crater

We parked at the snow gate where the HWY was closed and backpacked into the TH in shorts and Tshirt with snowshoes attached to our…

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

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

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 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…

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…

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…

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…