The mountain seen from the Dee Wright Observatory
|Elevation||7,257 ft (2,212 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||1,411 ft (430 m) |
|Location||Deschutes County, Oregon, U.S.|
|Parent range||Cascade Range|
|Topo map||USGS Black Crater|
|Age of rock||Late Pleistocene|
|Mountain type||Shield volcano|
|Volcanic arc||Cascade Volcanic Arc|
Black Crater is a steep-sided shield volcano in the Cascade Range of central Oregon, located north of the Three Sisters and east of McKenzie Pass. Ice Age glaciers carved a large cirque into the northern flank of the mountain, and snow often lingers in its shady depths until late summer. A United States Forest Service fire lookout tower was built on the summit in 1925, but was eventually destroyed and only remnants of the foundation remain today. A 3.7-mile (6.0 km) trail heads for the summit from the northwest on Oregon Route 242, eventually wrapping onto the northeast side for the upper part of the ascent.
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