Crater Lake Peak
Place Name: Alpine County
Place Description: State: California
Elevation: 9,750 Feet
Prominence: 150 Feet
Miles: 6.6 (RT with Red Lake Peak & Stevens Peak)
Elevation Gain: 1,230 Feet
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
- 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.
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.