Start at the Rim Village in the winter. If the Rim Drive is open, start at the parking lot for The Watchman. Hillman Peak is the highest point on the lake rim.
Start at the Rim Village or the parking lot for The Watchman. Go on the Circumnavigation route northwest about 3 miles, to the saddle between The Watchman and Hillman Peak(the highest point on the caldera rim). Ascend Hillman Peak from the south. Descend to the north. Return to the lodge the way you came. Total distance is about 9 miles round-trip.
Bring snowshoes or nordic skiis, warm clothing, food, and water. A map is also helpful.
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