Crater Lake Peak
Crater Lake Peak

Place Name: Alpine County

Place Description: State: California
Date: 09/18/2018
Elevation: 9,750 Feet
Prominence: 150 Feet
Miles: 6.6 (RT with Red Lake Peak & Stevens Peak)
Elevation Gain: 1,230 Feet
Lists: None

  • Difficulty
  • Solitude
  • Kid Friendly
  • Summit Views

A Bump On A Ridge Between 2 Ogul Peaks

Surprised when I found a summit register along the bump on a ridge between Red Lake Peak and Stevens Peak



  • Solitude
  • Cool rock formations on route
  • Easy bonus peak


  • Just a bump on a ridge
  • No direct trail
  • Exposed to sun

Crater Lake Peak is a 9,750- foot summit that lies on the ridge between Red Lake Peak and Stevens Peak. This peak is a bonus peak while making this traverse.

Crater Lake Peak

From near to far – Crater Lake Peak, Red Lake Peak, and Round Top on the far horizon.

Following my report for Red Lake Peak, we continued on making this our second summit that day from Carson Pass.

After bagging Red Lake Peak, Ryan and I continued down the north side of the mountain and crossed a bump on the ridge. I was surprised when I found can sitting in the rock. Inside the can was a summit register. it wasn’t until later on that I found out this was Crater.

The peak makes for a very easy summit to add on while hiking to Stevens Peak. I would not recommend setting out to bag this peak by itself, the rewards aren’t worth the work.