3 Days   Oregon, Crater Lake National Park

Highlights:There are few places on earth that can command overwhelming awe from observers, but Crater Lake, in south central Oregon, certainly does. As mysterious as it is beautiful, stories of the deep blue lake can never prepare visitors for their first breathtaking look from the brink of this 6 mile wide caldera which was created by the eruption and collapse of Mt. Mazama almost 7,000 years ago. Even seasoned travelers gasp at the grand twenty-mile circle of cliffs, tinted in subtle shades and fringed with hemlock, fir, and pine: all this in a lake of indescribable blue.

Departure: Tuesday, Saturday (May - October)



Day 1:   Bay Area - Napa Valley - Redwood National Forest - Eureka
Head north and drive through California's wine country - Napa Valley on the way to the Redwood National Forest. The forest is home to world's tallest trees: old-growth coast redwoods. The trees can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall. Spruce, hemlock, douglas-fir, berry bushes, and sword ferns create a multiple canopied understory that towers over all visitors. In the afternoon, enter the Redwood National Forest as highlights include: Chandelier Tree, Tree Shop, Founder's Tree Grove, and the Avenue of Giants. Overnight stay in Eureka.
Hotel: Red Lion Hotel or similar

Day 2:   Eureka - Crater Lake - Klamath Falls
Visit Crater Lake National Park. The lake was formed after the collapse of Mount Mazama -an ancient volcano that erupted approximately 7,700 years ago. The lake is 6 miles long, 4 miles wide and 1932 feet deep. Overnight stay in Klamath Falls.
Hotel: Days Inn or similar

Day 3:   Klamath Falls - Mount Shasta View Point - McArthur-Burney Falls - Bay Area
Driving through the picturesque Klamath river basin, you will arrive at foothills of Mt Shasta. At the elevation of 14,179 feet, it is the highest peak in Northern California covered by snow all year round. Then continue to visit Burney Falls once described as "Eighth wonder of the world" by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is unique in that much of the falls comes out of the middle of the face of the cliff. Burney Falls is not the highest or largest, but definitely one of the most beautiful waterfalls on our planet. Head back to Bay Area after the tour.

Bus Pickup Schedule and Locations
LocationMap & Driving DirectionsTime
Milpitas Ulferts Center 7:00 AM
San Jose Izzo Restaurant 7:10 AM
Cupertino Marina Food Supermarket 7:20 AM
Fremont Aberdeen Cafe 7:20 AM
Red Roof Inn SFO Red Roof Inn SFO 8:00 AM
San Francisco Lassen Tour & Travel, Inc. 8:30 AM
Oakland Angel Feet Reflexology 9:00 AM
El Cerrito Ranch 99 Supermarket 9:20 AM