- 704 Ratings
Crater Lake National Park Tour
Explore Crater Lake and the surrounding national park by trolley. See the area's natural beauty up-close as you learn all about its history, culture and more.
What You Will Do
- Set off on a guided two-hour tour around Crater Lake, exploring the only national park in the area
- Hop on a spacious touring trolley fully-equipped for your comfort and which offers unforgettable views from the window seats
- Get out and stretch with various stops at the most iconic landmarks, including Wizard Island and Rim Drive
- Hear stories of how the lake came to be, learning why it's located in a collapsed volcano
- Trolley tour
Guests must check in 30 minutes prior to tour departure.
- 704 Ratings
Our tour guide, Mike Connolley, was excellent. He was knowledgeable, personable, & well-spoken. Our driver, Ann, did a great job, also. We enjoyed the stops to view & learn about the creation & current conditions of Crater Lake.
- Helen F.
The Ranger Doug was excellent! The information that he shared with us was perfect. Not over our heads scientifically, but also very fascinating. The bus driver instilled confidence as he negotiated the curves and bicyclists. It was so nice to sit back, relax and just enjoy the beautiful day. I will recommend the Trolley Tour to everyone that I encourage to visit the park.
Really enjoyed being able to see everything without having to worry about driving. The information provided by the Ranger was excellent.
The ride itself was a great way to see all the sights without driving. Most importantly, we had a National Park ranger explaining what we were looking at and providing background on various aspects of the park. He was a delightful guide and we had a wonderful experience. I felt it was definitely worth the cost.
A great opportunity to spend 2 hours with a National Park Ranger and not have to drive and fight the traffic! We learned a lot about Crater Lake along the way.
Very informative tour, extremely fun - loved the tour guide!
Ranger Mike was very informative and entertaining! He was great with our three young boys.
Ranger Dave was excellent driver did a great job
The park ranger provide us with lots of history and information. Both the ranger and the driver were great. A super way to see and learn about Crater Lake.
Was enjoyable and informative
The Trolley is a great way to see the lake. The Ranger was very knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. The driver was a hoot. Made for a fun and informative day. Now, if you could have just have done something to get rid of the smoke!
The driver was entertaining and the ranger was well informed but some of the other guests proved challenging. The smoke/haze was a disappointment also.
Tour stops were at the most photogenic viewpoints. Narrative was excellent. Only issue was the smoke and haze, but not fault of the tour. Would recommend the tour for first-time visitors to the park.
Ranger Jeff was very informative! Not only with narrative but visual effects too! Open to questions, kept it light, and we could tell he loved his job! Ticket office was so friendly and courteous. As was our driver Ann. Super easy and safe way to see the park! Price was excellent for services rendered!
Ranger Jeff was outstanding and Driver Ann did a great job!
Bill the driver and female park ranger had a great team going.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trolley ride! The trolley driver and ranger were funny, engaging and extremely knowledgeable! It was a great trip.
We had a great time on the Trolley Tour. Our Ranger, Jeff, was knowledgeable and seemed to genuinely love what he was doing. We met lots of nice people. Unfortunately, it was very smoky and we had (extremely) limited visibility of the beautiful lake. Ranger Jeff did a great job of describing what we would be seeing, had it been a clear day. Wonderful tour. Our Trolley driver, Anne (?), did a good job, although she took some of the curves a bit too fast for safety. We loved the interaction between Ranger and the Trolley guests. I would definitely recommend the Trolley Tour to anyone who would like to see the entire lake.
We had an excellent Park Ranger named Greg who was extremely informative! The driver was wonderful too! Can't remember his name right now, but he took the one o'clock trolley on Monday, August 6th if that helps. Lots of fun! Really enjoyed it a lot more than if we had driven the rim ourselves. Will let our friends and family know to use this if they plan on coming up. Would do it again! LOVED IT!
The ranger providing commentary was very lively and informative. I recommend seeing Crater Lake this way rather than driving it yourself as you learn so much more from the ranger. Some of the roads are quite intimidating to drive, and on the trolley we were so entertained by the ranger that we did not notice the roads. And the trolley driver did a great job. Very well organized.
Our Park Ranger, Stephanie was truly outstanding. She was very knowledgeable,informative, engaging, and entertaining. Our driver Bill was also outstanding. He was entertaining but very professional. Both of them made the trip enjoyable and the 2 hours flew by.
Bill, Greg, and Terry were helpful and informative. Everything was wonderful except the smoke which was not under your control
The boat tour was informative, engaging and just lovely.
Enjoyed trip but couldn't see much during ride as guide stood blocking windows
Unfortunately there was a family on our tour that chose to let there two children talk, in very loud voices, for most of the trip. Our guide appeared to be unwilling or unable to ask them to stop. Finally other riders spoke up and asked the family to please quiet their children as none of us could hear the guide. I realize you want all your patrons to be happy but perhaps when families sign up, something can be said to them that this is a narrated tour and all riders are expected to listen politely while the guide is talking.
We liked hearing the history and not having to worry about traffic.
We enjoyed our trolley tour very much. The Ranger was knowledgeable and interesting. All the staff members were very friendly and helpful. The tour was on time and the driver was experienced and drove in a safe manner, which made you feel comfortable. Thank you.
This was the second time that we rode the trolley this year. I will highly recommend this to all of my friends. Many thanks to our driver Ann and our rangers Mike and Madeline. Kathy and John
Fantastic tour - recommend everyone visiting Crater Lake take the trolley ride. Views from the trolley and stops along the way, combined with the narrative by the ranger, highlighted the beautiful area with its history and importance for the future.
My Mom and Sister-in-Law were very satisfied with the tour and your driver made sure to stop so my mom could get a good view of the sites as she is pretty immobile. The Ranger ad Driver were very good!
I took this tour with 3 teenagers and got lucky that it was a beautiful day with little smoke cover. The tour guide was great, she was a US park ranger and was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. There were several short stops that were timed well. My teenagers started to get bored at the end but we all enjoyed it.
The tour guide answers all our questions, the trolley driver is nice.
The trolly was so fun and informative. Interaction with Ranger Michelle was great
We arrived by Amtrak train to Klamath Falls, Oregon, on the morning of Friday, July 6th, and the Crater Lake Shuttle was there waiting for us. After loading our luggage, we were driven up to the lake where our trolley reservation was in order. With a little bit of extra time before our trolley departed, staff stored our luggage and gave us tips as to where the best rest rooms and view points were. The trolley loop itself was the perfect length and pace. The on-board guide was knowledgeable and informative, and the trolley driver was vigilant and exercised safe driving skills. After our trolley loop, we were returned by shuttle to Klamath Falls. The shuttle drivers in both directions provided local information and otherwise great conversation. Back in Klamath Falls, the shuttle delivered us directly to our motel instead of dropping us off at the Amtrak station, and gave us tips on where to find good food. Crater Lake Trolley exceeded our expectations!
Great time for the whole family.
Trolley ride was nice, it could of had a couple of extra stops for photo opts, thought we missed some good areas around the lake for that. Park Ranger was informative but she dumbed down the presentation and attempted to be cute, which made it boring for adults. Overall it was worth the money & time for a trip around the lake.
The tour guide was awesome..... learned a lot ans my son loves it
Mike did a great job we really enjoyed our trolley ride
The tour was fantastic and Ranger Mike was her informative and entertaining.