Belknap Crater Climber's Log

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nader - Oct 5, 2019 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2019

Belknap Crater  Sucess!

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calebEOC - Sep 15, 2018 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2018

Through the lava and scree  Sucess!

Warmup hike for an unsuccessful attempt on Jefferson the following day. This is a hike I had long considered as Belknap was one of the first Oregon mountain pages to appear on summitpost many years ago. This mountain has a fairly large crater at the summit, and pretty spectacular views to the north and south.


calipidder - Mar 25, 2017 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2016

Just before winter closure  Sucess!

Lovely day hike on a cold fall day. Took the sandy climb straight up the side on the way up, circled around on a better use trail on the descent.


jadenpalmer - Jul 4, 2015 11:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

Belknap crater  Sucess!

Great day for the hike and enjoyed the view.


coltonpalmer - Jul 4, 2015 12:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

North ridge approach  Sucess!

Great day with some scouts, did Little Belknap first then the Crater. Warm day, a little breeze was welcomed.


coltonpalmer - Jun 29, 2013 5:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

Belknap Crater  Sucess!

Was welcomed by several inches of snow, got a couple glimpses of the Sisters though.

Nick Turtura

Nick Turtura - Jun 5, 2012 12:26 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

Fun trip  Sucess!

Don't forget to check out little Belknap.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 12, 2011 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1997

Walking on the Moon  Sucess!

Surprisingly cold and windy


mjohns6475 - Dec 16, 2009 12:00 am

belknap crater  Sucess!

oct 09


alpinedon - Nov 22, 2009 2:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 1999

long ago  Sucess!

Hiked this solo many years ago, fun hike, gorgeous view of Washington in particular.


Bombchaser - Aug 26, 2009 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009

Lot's of lava and scree  Sucess!

Climbed Belknap using the approach from hwy 242. This route uses the Pacific Crest Trail which crosses a long section of lava. The climb up the mountain is in steep, loose scree. I also summitted Little Belknap on this trip. The views are awsome, a person can see many Cascade Peaks.


mountaingazelle - Sep 8, 2008 5:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2008

Belknap Crater  Sucess!

I’m glad there was a trail through the lava fields. The dark rock really heats up in the afternoon. The final climb up Belknap Crater was not very fun but going down was fast. Went to Little Belknap and checked out the caves there.


MoapaPk - Aug 6, 2008 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1983

something of everything  Sucess!

The wife and I really appreciated the CCC trail over the lava -- I can't imagine that hike otherwise. Great lava tubes to the east, on the way up.


alexr - Aug 11, 2006 5:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006

SE/pct  Sucess!

an easy day hike, got a good veiw of the Black Crater fire wich was nearby. Some thunderstorms in the morning but partly cloudy in the afternoon and vaery windy on the summit.


Tracy - Apr 21, 2006 4:36 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 1989

set out to climb Belknap Crater, climbed Little Belknap instead (from McKenzie Pass)

My brother Eric and I were driving back to Provo, Utah after attending our brother Harold's wedding in Portland. I talked Eric into a hike along the PCT with the goal of climbing Belknap Crater. He couldn't spare the time required so I settled for Little Belknap and we explored the Lava Tubes that had some snow in them near the entrances

Harry of Oregon

Harry of Oregon - Sep 6, 2005 4:48 pm

Route Climbed: SE Sandy Slope Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

Hiked this alone Like I usually do.

Nice warm day but not too hot.

Took the side trip to Little Belknap and poked around the small caves.

Visited with a PCT thru hiker.

Half the work is trudging through the sandy soil to the summit.


annaleiserabinek - Jul 5, 2005 11:29 pm

Route Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: June 26, 2005  Sucess!

Cornvallis (see post below) and I hiked up both little and big Belknap. Nice. Not the greatest views, the weather couldn't decide if it was coming or going. Incredibly windy!!! There was a group of four going up after us and one of the girls was in a cotton mini-skirt and t-shirt. I don't know how she got up the nasty scree slog as far as she did.


Cornvallis - Jun 27, 2005 11:57 pm

Route Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: June 26, 2005  Sucess!

Hiked along with Little Belknap. Very cool section of PCT over miles of lava, feel sorry for the trail builders. Extremely windy on top, approaching the time we chased off of Whitney. Great views, you can almost see the lava flowing. Gave a PCT through hiker from NC a ride down to Sisters to re-supply.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Nov 10, 2004 11:28 pm

Route Climbed: SW ridge Date Climbed: Aug. 4th, 1985  Sucess!

Climbed this many times since and almost every time I go over the Hwy 242 pass. Very interesting multi-cratered cone with great views of the Sisters and Washington.


cmc56789 - Sep 10, 2004 3:39 am

Route Climbed: East side Date Climbed: September 09, 2004  Sucess!

I hiked this after doing Little Belknap Crater. It reminded me more of the beach than a mountain until I got to the top. The craters below the summit are pretty neat. Quite windy at the top. I could see from Jefferson to Diamond Peak. I could also see a forest fire burning north of Black Butte. Following the lava flows to their source at Little Belknap was the highlight of this one for me. Neat lava tubes (caves). Looking at the age differences of different lava flows from Belknap's summit was also pretty cool.

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