Crater Lake Rim Ride
Truly one of the must-do rides in Oregon. There are virtually no flat spots here — all up and down — but every turn reveals a view that will take your breath away. Check that the road is open, check the weather, and don’t forget you’re at elevation on one of the highest roads in Oregon. To make this a longer day, start and finish at Diamond Lake.
Tip: Sometimes it’s possible to ride the road before it’s open to cars; check with someone who knows road conditions before you try it.
Editor’s note, October 2013: The inaugural Vehicle-Free Weekend at Crater Lake took place this year on Sept. 21-22. The park plans to preserve the third weekend of September each year as an annual opportunity to highlight non-motorized use of the park. To view a map of the rideable area, click here.