Little Known Scenic Places,
not far from Crater Lake National Park

hiking trails to nearby scenic sights, crater lake national park, waterfalls on the wild and scenic river, and the rogue umpqua scenic byway.

Hiking in the hills near Crater Lake National Park
& Wood River Wetlands birding trail

Hiking in the forest not far from Wood River Wetlands birding trail and Crater Lake National Park: The Cascade Mountains viewed from the hills above Sprague River, page 1. Mt Scott, on the eastern flank of Mt Mazama - Crater Lake National Park, page 2. Scenic views discovered when hiking, page 3, page 4, page 5 and Native American ruins discovered when hiking in the hills not far from Crater Lake National Park and Wood River Wetlands birding trail, page 6.

Traveling in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park

Our Getaways offer written Directions, Maps and suggested scenery, spanning Oregon and northern California; places Brad and I have visited and loved. These getaways offer simplicity, yet beauty in scenery, waterfalls, hiking trails, campgrounds, mountains, hot springs, mountain lakes, equestrian trails, mountain biking trails, wild and scenic rivers, scenic byways, Crater Lake National Park, national monuments & more.

Protect our National Forests and Wilderness Areas. Leave NO Trace!
Be sure to check out fire conditions at the Ranger Station before traveling,
hiking or camping in the forest.

Scenic Wonders Near Crater Lake and
Gathering Light ... a retreat

Chiloquin Ridge

Klamath Basin from Chiloquin Ridge, Cascade Mountains from Chiloquin Ridge, page 1, page 2 Mt McLoughlin from Chiloquin Ridge, Sprague River Valley from Chiloquin Ridge, Chiloquin Ridge in Autumn, and Chiloquin Ridge Road.

The Badlands

A plateau in the eastern foothills of Saddle Mountains

Forests from atop the Badlands, Nature's subtle sculpture page 1, page 2 and page 3. Contrary to the climb up, an easy hike down.

Crater Lake National Park: Introduction
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Back ~ Directions to Little Known Scenic Places near Crater Lake and the retreat

hiking trails to nearby scenic sights, crater lake national park, waterfalls on the wild and scenic river, and the rogue umpqua scenic byway.

Map of Nearby Scenic Places

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park and all the scenic wonders listed on this page and the next.

Travel on the Willamette Pass, Oregon Hwy 58 or the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway, Oregon Hwy 183, to Gathering Light ... a retreat. Enjoy hiking trails, Odell Lake, Waldo Lake, waterfalls, wilderness areas, hot springs, the wild and scenic Umpqua River in the Umpqua National Forest or the Willamette National Forest: Directions, Map and Scenery for the Willamette Pass Scenery for the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway.

Travel Directions to and Day Trips of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Directions, Map and Scenery of places near Crater Lake and the retreat.

wild iris blooming on the river at gathering light ... a retreat in klamath basin near crater lake in southern oregon: cabins, tree houses in the forest on the river.

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Wild Irises blooming on the river bank at the retreat.