This short loop encompasses a host of different craters, all formed during 15,000 year old floods. Stroller friendly tread, and plenty of benches make this trail a great opportunity to embrace Washington's natural history with the whole family.
The Craters trail encompasses several different craters, and in spring, flora blooms clear skies make the whole area delightful. If you embark on a counter-clockwise route, there's a short uphill jaunt, but either direction offers hiker a nice hour long walk if stopping to take photos. The trail is less than two miles but can take a long time owing to the uniqueness of the area. It isn't often one can get so close to something as dramatic as this.
The highlight of the area is Amphitheatre Crater. Dropping down into a basin, you'll encounter a small lake with concentric fins of rock ringing around the pool. Impressive for adults and children alike.
There are no water sources, so bring your own. Better yet, finish the trip with lunch back in town at the Odessa Drive-In.
- 1.5 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 135 feet
- Highest Point
- 1783 feet
Hiking Odessa Craters
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 47.4211, -118.6909 Open in Google Maps