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Crater Lake Trolley

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
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+1 541-882-1896

This is a wonderful an new attraction at the lake. LNG powered trolleys...

This is a wonderful an new attraction at the lake. LNG powered trolleys built to resemble the old SF trolleys.

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Great ride after Amtrak all-nighter from Frisco

The stop and start swaying all night of the Amtrak train was worth it (note to self: sleeping pills next time), but what a wonderful service to get from Klamath Falls to Crater... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
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53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The stop and start swaying all night of the Amtrak train was worth it (note to self: sleeping pills next time), but what a wonderful service to get from Klamath Falls to Crater Lake and return. We managed to snag a night at the Crater Lake Lodge. Amtrak and the trolley got us there by 11:00 am and left the... More 

3 Thank Cornhuski
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The lake is amazing. The views are amazing. You do stop at the major viewpoints too. The facts embedded in the ranger's talk were interesting and we learned a lot about the history of the park. However, I can't give this a stellar review because I was surprised by some of the "banter" between the ranger and the driver and... More 

2 Thank ddp-on-the-go
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

9/1/16-Ranger Carl and Driver Bill (?). It was so interesting to learn about the history and geology. Driver was incredible maneuvering along narrow roads and construction! Carl was also a wealth of knowledge about exploring the park on foot. Carl and Bill were both friendly, warm, funny guys. The smoke from a CA fire obscured a lot of the view... More 

1 Thank SkyBrad
San Francisco, California
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328 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

An hour around the lake, 6 stops for shutter-fans, comfortable seating. Monitored by Park rangers, the rim drive includes educational comments that make the tour interesting. Great way to view the beautiful surroundings with no hassles at all. Relax and learn many facts about the lake, the volcano and the wildlife. A definite for all, young and old.

2 Thank bill s
Allendale, New Jersey
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264 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We took the Crater Lake trolley tour around the rim drive. We wanted to see all the highlights without having to drive ourselves. The trolley company is privately owned, but includes a national park ranger on board. Our ranger was great, telling us all about the history and geology of Crater lake, interspersed with 5-6 stops where we could get... More 

3 Thank Theresa C
Dunedin, Florida
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461 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My wife and I wanted to learn more about Crater Lake and the boat tours were all booked for the day and so we took the trolley. Since we wanted to drive around the rim this seemed like an excellent way to see all of the sights and also hear the ranger tell us about the lake, the wildlife, and... More 

1 Thank Illinois_John
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Our jolly ride, narrated by Ranger Patrick was the highlight of our day trip. We caught the first ride of the day 10 AM. Not driving ourselves had its perks... 1.driver Bill & Ranger P. drove us straight to highlights of the Rim Road (no agonizing online research on where to stop)... 2. neither one of us missed out on... More 

1 Thank M W
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The trolley ride is a wonderful way to see Crater Lake without the worries of driving. A park ranger narrates the trip which goes around the lake. The trolley stops several times for pictures. Early in the season there is still snow on the road so the trolley can't go completely around the lake but it is still a wonderful... More 

1 Thank Lori L
Austin, Texas
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764 reviews
397 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

A park ranger narrates these tours, which are 1 hour long. You get a history of the park, information about flora and fauna, and information about each stop. Ours was quite knowledgeable and entertaining. You get to stop at Cloudcap Overlook, the highest point in the park, Vidai Falls, Phantom Ship Overlook, and Watchman Overlook to name a few points... More 

1 Thank capitollover
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I brought my youngest son for his birthday and my grandson on the Crater Lake Trolley tour and we just loved it! My son is a history buff and enjoyed the information from Ranger Ann. Our Trolley driver, Bill, was an added enjoyment with his wonderful sense of humor. We stopped along the way for this 2 hour tour and... More 

1 Thank Maryann M

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