Mount Scott Climber's Log

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Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Sep 22, 2006 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 1999

Mt. Scott Trail  Sucess!

I've climbed this one at least 3 times. Great views of Crater Lake and there are usually other hikers to socialize with.


physics - Aug 25, 2006 3:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006

Route Climbed: Mt. Scott Trail  Sucess!

highest point in Crater Lake National Park; after finishing Thielsen earlier in the afternoon, we checked out the NP and were hoping for a nice view from Mt. Scott- unfortunately wildfires burning inside the park made everything smokey and there were no clear views. that together with the fact the trail is dusty and dry made it debatable whether or not it was worth it to hike to the top.


395guy - Aug 14, 2006 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

relaxing on the peak after the marathon  Sucess!

After running the Crater Lake Marathon in the morning, I changed clothes and hiked up Mt Scott to eat some lunch. I just couldn't resist seeing the park (and much of the marathon course, including the highpoint of the course at Cloud Cap) from the highest peak in the park.

BTW, the marathon was great. I finished 6th overall in 3:27:02. We had perfect weather (cloudless skies; 40 and breezy at the start; 60s and sunny at the finish). If you're a runner, I highly recommend running either the 6.7-mile, 13-mile, or full marathon races here at Crater Lake on the second Saturday of August. Tough courses, but what a great place to run.


patient0 - Aug 1, 2006 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

Mt. Scott Trail  Sucess!

Quick trip (especially the down part). Great view, but crowded.


madmallard - Apr 11, 2006 1:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

Mt Scott Trail  Sucess!

a good one to drag the girlfriend up. easy, and great views.


bnschwerin - Apr 4, 2006 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005

Main Trail  Sucess!

Great way to break a sweat before we swam in the crystal waters
of crater lake.

NickyP - Mar 7, 2006 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2005

Mt. Scott  Sucess!

It was a perfect day for this climb, clear skies with a light breeze. Great views all around.


LCannon - Feb 24, 2006 3:44 am

Route Climbed: Mt. Scott Trail Date Climbed: 1990  Sucess!

My husband and I and my two older children climbed this. My son was 13 and daughter 10, we made it to the top with a lot of complaining about it being "so far" but then all liked the views very much.


cascadetraveler - Jan 8, 2006 1:12 pm

Route Climbed: Mt scott trail. Date Climbed: september4th 2005  Sucess!

It was my third peak this day in the park. I had ascended hillman peak for the rim high point, garfield peak as a little warm up for Mt scott. I believe I ascended in fifty minutes. It was plenty fast for me. I did however come across a few joggers/ultra marathoners. The views from the summit are awsome of the lake. The klamath country to the south is very nice. the distant views a bit hazy.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Sep 4, 2005 10:59 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Scott Trail Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

I couldn't believe how gorgeous the views were and how dry and dusty the trail was.

2skinners - Aug 26, 2005 2:49 am

Route Climbed: Mt. Scott Trail Date Climbed: August 11, 2005  Sucess!

My wife and I were camping out at Mazama Village because this was the week of the Persied (I hope I spelled that right) Meteor showers. This particular peak had been eating at me. I very much love to take pictures and I heard it had a great view of Crater Lake. I was not disappointed, the view was gorgeous. I was almost able to fit the whole view of the lake into my normal camera viewfinder but not quite, luckily I brought my Wide angle. Total time up and down, 2 hours. Definately a great peak for catching the sunset over Crater Lake. Enjoyed it thoroughly!


mountaingazelle - Aug 13, 2005 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2005

Route Climbed: Mt. Scott Trail Date Climbed: August 11, 2005  Sucess!

I had to climb to the highest point in Crater Lake National Park while I was there. Nice hike with great views of the surrounding area.


brusy - Apr 18, 2005 7:46 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Scott trail Date Climbed: September 5, 2004  Sucess!

Great to take a picture of the whole crater. Shoreasy hike.

The Defiant One

The Defiant One - Mar 5, 2005 2:24 am

Date Climbed: Several  Sucess!

great views


cmc56789 - Sep 10, 2004 4:01 am

Route Climbed: Mount Scott Trail. Date Climbed: September 08, 2004  Sucess!

I did this hike on a warm but not too hot perfectly clear day. So did a lot of other people. Nice views though. I could see from Shasta to North Sister.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Aug 3, 2004 1:03 am

Route Climbed: Mt. Scott Trail Date Climbed: August 1, 2004  Sucess!

This peak was interesting because it is the 22nd most topographically prominent peak in Oregon, with 3,018+ feet of prominence. It was an Oregon "50 Finest" weekend, with three on Saturday and two more on Sunday, Mt. Scott and Mt. Bailey. Up in 53 minutes.


hkutuk - May 27, 2004 4:43 pm

Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: May 2, 2004  Sucess!

This was a great ski trip with excellent weather and views. Skined up the south east ridge until it met the flat summit ridge. The SE ridge kept getting steeper until we had to carry our skis the final pitch over rocks and trees. The snow was soft enough to have a great ski down the east face through trees and finally the Scott creek drainage back to camp.

Dave Dinnell

Dave Dinnell - Jan 9, 2004 5:00 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Scott Trail Date Climbed: September 1990  Sucess!

A very enjoyable view from the summit.


annaleiserabinek - Oct 28, 2003 6:36 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Scott Trail Date Climbed: October 26, 2003  Sucess!

Mt. Scott has been eating at my climbing partner ever since we did McLoughlin, so we decided to nail it this weekend considering we were in the area. We hiked up Garfield Peak and The Watchman first, though. Quick hikes. The park guide estimates times for the hikes but if you've got any kind of conditioning under your belt you'll be able to get up and down the peaks in half the time. We summitted Scott in an hour. The summit was ours. Until, yes, the group of Euros finally made it. Crater Lake is awesome. I can't wait to get back there when it snows(hint, hint, Corny). The jaunt down to Cleetwood Cove is definitely worth it. Beautiful fire red sunset. What a weekend!!! :-)


Cornvallis - Oct 28, 2003 1:13 am

Route Climbed: Mt. Scott Trail Date Climbed: October 26, 2003  Sucess!

Decided to stop by Crater Lake on our way back from Gearhart and explore all of the trails that were closed due to snow the last time we were there. Hiked up Garfield and The Watchman, then up headed up Scott. Very nice hike to the summit. Beautiful warm sunny day. Actually had the summit to ourselves for over a half an hour before a Euro group of ten in tight jeans, Doc Matens, and styled hair joined us. One of the girls even had a purse.....we got the hell out of there! The best view in the park, could see all the way to Jeff in the North and well past Shasta to the south. Bombed back down the trail and drove around to the Cleatwood cove trail. Hiked down to the lake and watched barefoot as the sun fell below the crater rim. Perfect end to a great weekend!

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