- 911 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.
- 911 Ratings
Great way to see Crater Lake! Let someone else do the driving so you can enjoy the views.
Great tour guide... Informative and funny... Will highly recommend.
Friendly and informative!
Highlight of our stay at Crater was our trolley tour. Ranger Carl made our trip. Very personable, knowledgeable, and hilarious! Keep him on staff..he is a valuable asset to the park.
We had a wonderful experience on the trolley. Our driver was very safe and courteous. We also had the best Ranger that filled our time with interesting facts, stories and history.
Great location.Cozy cabin. Convenient restaurant
Really enjoyed our ranger. He was very knowledgeable,informing and entertaining.
We were delighted with our trolley driver and ranger guide as they were very informative and helpful.
Ranger Dave and driver Ann were outstanding. Very informative and beautiful tour.
The ranger guide and the driver were very informative and courteous. They also kept us on schedule, so that we were able to stop at all of the scheduled viewpoints.
Interesting, very informed ranger - excellent knowledge and explanations.
We enjoyed our Crater Lake Trolley Tour. It was wonderful to be able to spend the entire 2 hours just looking at the beauty and not having to worry about driving. The park ranger that was our guide was full of knowledge and we learned so much more about the park because of the time on the trolley. We would recommend this tour to everyone!
We loved being able to take in all the sites (not having to drive) around the rim. Great tour guide!
Carl the Ranger and Mike the driver were great!
Very easy to make reservations on line. The staff was professional and helpful at Crater Lake. The Ranger was exceptional. I appreciated very much the driver's skill. I am prone to motion sickness and that type of road is often a problem. I absolutely had no issues during the ride!! Fantastic.
Great tour. Ranger Carl was great- you could tell he loves the park and we enjoyed his sense of humor and all the information he shared
Both the driver and ranger were very knowledgeable about just about everything you can think of crater lake wise. Heartily recommend the tour to anyone coming to the park.
Great ranger and great driver. Glad we did this.
The driver was so very confident and adept at maneuvering around the bicyclists and campers, we felt very safe driving on your roads. Our guide was personable, knowledgable and entertaining with her approach to giving us the information about Crater Lake and it's history and mysteries. Making a very enjoyable tour. The time allotted for the tour was adequate for the stops where we disembarked the trolley, and we never felt rushed. Thank you!
- Joel & Amy
We enjoyed the ranger's information, and it was convenient to enjoy the view without worrying about driving.
Great tour of Crater Lake. We stopped at all the major view points & I learned so much about the lake from the park ranger narrating the tour. A perfect way for me to be introduced to an amazing wonder!!
The driver and the national park ranger were very interesting and friendly. It was a beautiful day which also helped. I, as a former science teacher, learned several things that I had not known earlier. Thank you.
Saw a lot, learned many things and had numerous photo ops without having to drive ourselves. Price was reasonable. Was a little hard to hear the info when the ranger moved to the back of the bus. The ranger was knowledgeable. The driver was friendly and helpful. Would've perhaps been nice if one stop had included a bathroom. The trolley cuts down on overall traffic and carbon footprint in the park.
Both trolley driver Dianne and Ranger Ryan were great. Ryan was so very knowledgeable about all aspects of the park. We hope to see him again on another trolley ride or just around the park. Dianne was very helpful in taking pictures and helping people on/off trolley
Our guide Mike Connolly was absolutely outstanding.
Guide and driver very friendly and tried very hard to interact with everyone. Beautiful day
The ranger was very informative. The stops were at good sites. The seats were hard despite the cushions so the stops provided relief.
The staff was wonderful. Made the trip well worth it as our guide was very knowledgeable, as was our driver. Will definitely do this again
The tour was informative and entertaining. We saw and learned so much more with Ranger Dave than we ever could have on our own.
Ranger Greg provided a very enjoyable trip -- he was so knowledgeable about all the history of the lake, the volcanic eruptions, and every aspect -- it was wonderful. His presentation was very descriptive and informative and we enjoyed it immensely. We will tell all our friends about the Trolley Tour of the lake.
The guide was very informative and made the tour fun too.
We did the Crater Lake Trolley. Boy were we happy. Neither of us had to drive so we could enjoy all the sights. Our driver was wonderful - very courteous and a safe driver. Our Ranger was extremely knowledgeable. This is the only way to do the Rim Drive around Crater Lake.
Driver Mike, Ranger Charlie, and Brad at the departure point all very friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Just the right amount of time to get an overview and know the spots we wanted to revisit on our own. Nice to be able to focus on the sights and not the driving.
The ride was comfortable and very informative. Ranger Carl was a wealth of knowledge.
This was so much fun and educating. I love when somewhere else can drive so I can sit back and look at everything. The ranger (carl) was great made us all very comfortable. Thank you for having this trolley.
Ranger Mimi was awesome at explaining the history if the lake
The tour office gal, trolley driver and speaker were all absolutely wonderful. The only hiccup was the fact that the credit card machine in the trolley office wasn't working, so it required the office gal to call up to the main office to provide them with the cc information (number/exp. date). I wouldn't have had a problem with it except for the fact that there were 3 other people standing in the trolley office within earshot of the whole transaction along with us (myself & hubby). If she had just mentioned ahead of time because of the situation with the CC machine, that she'd prefer that she be able to transact each of us independently so as to ensure as much privacy and security for each of our credit card information, I'd have been cool with it. But being a small business owner myself and the importance of privacy/security for credit card information, that's a BIG NO-NO!!!!!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our trolley tour around Crater Lake. The ranger was pleasant and informative. The driver, Ann, was very skilled. She had the opportunity to prove it when a fool in a truck pulled right out in our path. Honestly, it’s a sketchy drive around that lake, so happy to have someone else do the driving!!!
The tour was great, Ryan was excellent, we learned a lot and enjoyed the beauty of the park. Our only concern was that, when we paid for our tickets in the trolley office, there were several other guests doing so and the employee had to call in our credit card numbers and read them aloud for all to hear. In view of the ease of identity theft, this is not a good practice.
Our driver and ranger were both very good. We learned a lot on this trip about Crater Lake and enjoyed the views while not having to drive.