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Mount Scott, Crater Lake National Park

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Volcano · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Mount Scott is a small stratovolcano and a so-called parasitic cone on the southeast flank of Crater Lake in southern Oregon. It is approximately 420,000 years old. Its summit is the highest point within Crater Lake National Park, and the tenth highest peak in the Oregon Cascades.

A small fire lookout tower stands on the summit, at the end of a trail that zigzags approximately 1,500 feet (460 m) up the mountain. The mountain is named for Oregon pioneer Levi Scott, founder of Scottsburg, Oregon.
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  • This is more of a strenuous exercise hike than a scenic hike and it ended up being more difficult than we expected compared to similar length hikes we've done. The air seemed a little thinner than we....  more »
  • Would definitely agree with a review that was written about 3 year ago--While it was satisfying to reach the highest point in the park, the views of the lake weren't as great at the top. Because...  more »
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  • This place is named after me so I am a huge fan. Beautiful location.
  • Good hike along gradual slope to the highest peak in Crater Lake area with a closed fire lookout on the top.

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