Directions from Crescent Lake Junction: Via State Highway 58 at the east end of Odell Lake. Turn off Highway 58 onto Forest Service Road #680. Travel past Odell Lake Resort to the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks. The beginning of the trail is just across the tracks.
Crater Butte Trail is a 8.4 mile out and back trail located near Crescent, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until September.