Garfield Peak Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Crater Lake, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until September.
This is the one of the most popular hiking trails in Crater Lake with close proximity to the Rim Village and Crater Lake Lodge. There are spectacular panoramic views of the entire lake and other high cascades features to the north and to the south the Klamath Basin and southern Cascade features. This short steep hike leaves the parking lot of Crater Lake Lodge and immediately heads uphill. Stick with it for a half mile or so and you will be rewarded with views of the lake - and they only get better as you climb! The trail leads eastward contouring the ridge above Crater Lake. The track turns northward one half mile from the trailhead and begins to climb. It ascends the northwestern ridge of Garfield Peak then turns eastward. Gaining the northern ridge crest the route continues to climb to the 8,060-foot summit. Views from this lofty peak south of Crater Lake include the lake, Phantom Ship and terrain south. There is a good path to the top, but, be prepared for a difficult climb along this trail.
Well-maintained trail. It takes some work to get to the top, but you're rewarded with magnificent views.
great hike, even with slushy snow. views are incredible.
I think this is the best overall hike in the park. Long enough and steep enough to give a challenge but with the most intimate views of the lake in the park from perched mountain views. High traffic but well maintained trails.
great,love this trail
It was a foggy and cold day in July with lots of snow still on the ground. Still worth it...can only imagine what would be like on a clear day?
This is a fun but steep trail that is well marked leading right from the lodge at the rim of crater lake. The trail meanders up the ridge and affords some stunning views of the lake along with a fun and interesting hike. If you turn the other direction it is possible to see much of the area that surrounds the lake with forests and prairies. The trail was fun although it may be too steep for those that are out of shape or the elderly/young.