Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group, Private

Oregon | Crater Lake (6 days)

Austin Adventures

Crater Lake, OR, United States To Ashland, OR, United States


Day 1
Crater Lake, OR United States
Crater Lake Lodge Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 1: Medford / Crater Lake National Park

Shuttle from Medford to Crater Lake National Park (1hr 40min) • After a short welcome meeting, embark on your first short hike to Natural Bridge • Then, enjoy a delicious guide-prepared picnic lunch near Crater Lake Lodge • This afternoon, a short but strenuous hike takes you up to the lofty summit of 8,060 foot Mount Garfield • The views from the summit are far reaching, encompassing the entire lake, Wizard Island, Phantom Ship and the high peaks of the south Cascades • For the next two evenings we overnight in rooms at Crater Lake Lodge, the only ‘in-park’ lodging in Crater Lake National Park

Day 2
Crater Lake, OR United States
Crater Lake Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 2: Crater Lake National Park

This morning we hike down to Crater Lake to get a different perspective of the crater on a National Park Service boat tour • Our NPS boat guide will educate us on the history, geology and cultural significance of the lake, while we take in the natural beauty of the caldera from the boat • Enjoy a sack lunch while transferring back to the boat dock • The toughest part of our day will be hiking the strenuous trail (equivalent to climbing 70 flights of stairs) back up to the trailhead! • This afternoon, we take a short hike to a beautiful waterfall • Relax with some downtime before this evening’s dinner which will be back at the lodge • Sleep well on your last night in the Park

Day 3
Ashland, OR United States
Lithia Springs Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 3: Crater Lake / Ashland

Breakfast and a short shuttle will bring us to the start of our bike ride • The paved trail winding around Diamond Lake offers magnificent views of Mount Bailey and Mount Thielsen • Picnic lunch at Diamond Lake • Begin the transfer to Ashland (~2 hours); along the way, jump on one more short hike to Mill Creek Falls where there’ll be an opportunity to scramble or climb around on "Avenue of the Boulders" at the falls’ base • Continue on to Ashland and settle into Lithia Springs Resort, your home for the next three nights

Day 4
Ashland, OR United States
Lithia Springs Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Day 4: Ashland / Rogue River

After breakfast, we take a leisurely bike ride right from the resort to take in Rogue Valley from a saddle • Lunch at Stone River Winery to try out the local fare • This afternoon, load up and head towards our "put in" at the Rogue River • Rafting the Rogue should be on everyone’s to-do list! • Today is an introduction, not only to the Rogue, but to white water rafting in general • A scenic setting starts with mellow riffles and rapids and uniquely progresses from class I introductory rapids to the exciting but safe class IV whitewater • Beautiful scenery, sparsely populated, and a variety of birds and waterfowl add to the many memorable pleasures • After our "take out", we’ll head back to Lithia Springs Resort • This evening is yours to enjoy as you wish • Walk around downtown and enjoy dinner and the nightlife of Ashland or just relax and catch up on a good book

Day 5
Ashland, OR United States
Lithia Springs Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 5: Oregon Caves / Ashland / Shakespeare Festival

After breakfast, on today’s agenda is a drive to Oregon Caves National Monument (2 hour transfer) • Nestled deep inside the Siskiyou Mountains, these caves formed as rainwater from when the ancient forest above dissolved the surrounding marble and created a special marble cave system • We’ll tour the "Marble Halls of Oregon" and then enjoy lunch outside the caves • Drive back to Ashland and get ready for an unforgettable evening • After dinner we make our way over to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to experience a live performance in one of the incredible theaters

Day 6
Ashland, OR United States
End of Services Breakfast, Snack

Day 6: Ashland / Medford

This morning, pedal your bicycle along Bear Creek Bike Path before you depart • Then we reluctantly say our good byes and shuttle to Medford for early afternoon drop offs

**Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, snow/ice, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures.


Hiking: 2 to 4 miles per hike, easy to strenuous in difficulty depending on trail. Sometimes multiple hikes will be done in a day. Please note that an alternate activity will be planned if Mt. Garfield is covered in snow on early season trips (June / early July).

Biking: 15 to 20 mile bike ride, easy to moderate in difficulty.

Whitewater Rafting: Class II – IV rapids, no experience necessary. Safety tips and paddling instruction provided by professional river guide.

Crater Lake Boat Tour: Must be able to “hike” down and then back up the equivalent of 70 flights of stairs to get to the boat dock. Please note that Crater Lake Boat tour may be canceled due to ice on the lake/docks on early season trips (June / early July). An alternate activity will be arranged.

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This adventure in and around Crater Lake highlights the beauty of Oregon in more ways than one! From hiking to the tops of peaks with 360 degree views in all directions to pedaling down pleasant bike paths without a care in the world, this trip is sure to challenge yet relax you at the same time. Hike forested trails on the lookout for colorful flowers like Macloskey’s Violet, broadleaf lupine, and Lewis’ monkey flower. Stare into the bright blue depths of the deepest lake in the United States, formed by the collapse of an ancient volcano. Walk the streets of the beautiful town of Ashland, nestled at the base of the convergence of Siskiyou and Cascade Mountain Ranges. Take on the thrill of class III and IV whitewater on the famous Rogue River. Take in the beauty of Crater Lake National Park with Austin Adventures!

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