Crater Lake Trail

A map of the trails near Blue Mountain Lakes, NJ
Crater Lake is a beautiful destination and worth the trip. You won't be disappointed. Click on the image for a great story by on the history of this area.


Length: 1.6 miles, loop
Difficulty: Easy-moderate
Elevation Change: 111 feet
Trailhead Location: directions to Crater Lake trailhead

Crater Lake is glacial lake left behind after the Wisconsin Glacier retreated from this area about twenty-two thousand years ago. This beautiful setting attracted developers and in the mid-1900s, this was a budding vacation community. Today, the Crater Lake Trail loops around the lake through the ridge-top forest. To extend the hike, a half-mile trail connects to the Hemlock Pond Trail and on to Blue Mountain Lake Trail, or hike along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Because the inner-connecting road traces can be confusing, a trail map is recommended.

Other Information: restrooms are located at the trailhead
Skyline Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic on weekends from May 21 to October 2.

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Last updated: April 20, 2023

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