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National park tips: If you’re near Crater Lake, visit this gorge — and gorge on pie too

The Rogue River Gorge is just outside Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.
(Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)

Near Near Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, stop along Highway 62 to walk the half-mile interpretive trail at Rogue River Gorge, then order a slice of pie at Beckie’s, a modest eatery a quarter-mile away. Here are details on nearby viewpoints and waterfalls.

In honor of this year’s National Park Service centennial, the Travel section is posting 100 park travel ideas and tips based on trips staff travel writer Christopher Reynolds has taken, along with photo-op advice from Times photographer Mark Boster. We’ll post one per day through Dec. 31.

READ: At Crater Lake, Ore., sky and water become one, bathed in blue »

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Crater Lake, a caldera nearly 2,000 feet deep and 4 1/2 to 6 miles across, is a mirror where a mountaintop should be.

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