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Annie Creek Canyon Loop Trail

Southern Oregon Cascades, Oregon

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  • The Annie Creek Trailhead.- Annie Creek Canyon Loop Trail
  • View of the canyon from the rim of the campground.- Annie Creek Canyon Loop Trail
  • - Annie Creek Canyon Loop Trail
  • Switchbacks going down to the creek.- Annie Creek Canyon Loop Trail
  • View of Annie Creek the Pinnacles.- Annie Creek Canyon Loop Trail
  • Annie Creek.- Annie Creek Canyon Loop Trail
  • - Annie Creek Canyon Loop Trail
  • The Annie Creek Trail.- Annie Creek Canyon Loop Trail
  • Annie Creek.- Annie Creek Canyon Loop Trail
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Pros: 
Creek access. Multiple trail access points.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Southern Oregon Cascades, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
1.70 mi (2.74 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Begin the Annie Creek Canyon Loop Trail at the trailhead behind the amphitheater in Mazama Village Campground, or choose any one of the other access points within the campground.

The trail may be walked in either direction as it skirts the canyon's southern rim.  As the trail passes nearby campsites, views of Annie Creek Canyon and Godfrey Glen (Munson Creek Canyon) open up through breaks in the lodgepole pine and mountain hemlock.  Be sure to look across the canyon for Annie Creek's distinct columnar formations that have been sculpted and eroded from the canyon's ashy slopes, much like the formations found at The Pinnacles.

Once you descend on the switchbacks down to Annie Creek (which, incidentally, provides the drinking water for Crater Lake National Park), you'll find yourself walking along a tranquil creek bed that seems a world away from the crowds of the campground above.  As you walk this roughly half-mile stretch of trail that crisscrosses Annie Creek, enjoy the wildflowers that bloom in late June and early July, including the distinctive scarlet gilia, monkshood, and various types of penstemon. One of the world's largest western white pines was found in the canyon in 1931. It has a circumference of 23 feet and is estimated to be 1,000 years old.

 

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