Broken Top Crater: A Lake with a View
Broken Top is one of Central Oregon’s most iconic mountains – it’s jagged peaks are recognizable from miles away. Luckily for the adventure-bound folks who like to visit here, it’s also a very accessible peak with a unique reward at the top: a magnificent alpine lake.
The alpine lake in Broken Top’s crater doesn’t have a name – well, that’s not entirely true. It’s called “No Name Lake.” Maybe that’s because the lake itself is so indescribably beautiful that nobody could think of a perfectly accurate lake.
Our friends at the Outdoor Project have a great Broken Top Crater blog post with some amazing photos and all the info you need on the hike.
Looking for something a little more family-friendly? Check out these shorter, kid-approved hikes with equally as amazing views. Or, check out our larger list of Central Oregon hiking trails and find one that fits into your schedule and level of difficulty.