Gorgeous. A must do for anyone. The fact that a 12-14,000’ peak once dominated is incredible.

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off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
2 months ago

Garfield Peak is not the highest point in the park, by my opinion is it provides the best high view of the bluest of lakes, as it is upfront and personal. For my full trip report including photos, video and story see my blog which will have links to other great hikes: https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2020/02/18/garfield-peak-trail/

This hike starts out more of a tourist stroll, but as you progress it becomes more of a hike, and of course the scenery is something that will stay with you forever. Be cautious if you have kids as later in the hike there are perils such as exposed drop offs. For my full trip report with pics, video, and story see my blog which will have links to other great hikes: https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2020/02/14/discovery-point-trail/

Can it get better?! Great hike, good exercise, outstanding views in every direction, but of course the sight of the bluest of lakes from the highest point in the park is one you won’t forget. For my full trip report with video, photos and story, as well as links to other great hikes see my blog: https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2020/02/04/back-country-camping/

Beautiful area is one of my top 10 favorite destinations in the whole US. Breath taking.

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
fee
icy
snow
3 months ago

Such a beautiful day for snowshoeing out to doscovery point and back. Have a basic understanding of snow safety and enjoy the views!!!!

Crater Lake is an enchanting experience. This drive will let you view the ‘Crater Lake Blue’ from everyone direction. For my full trip report with pics and story go to: https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2020/01/26/scenic-rim-drive/

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
4 months ago

Excellent trail to enjoy Crater Lake. We hiked up on New Years Eve, couldn’t make it to the peak because the snow cover was to deep along the ridge. Well worth the views half way up though. Road was open all the way to the village. Micro-spikes or snow shoes are recommended.

Did this one in July and it was amazing! Busy during the summer but great views!

hiking
off trail
snow
4 months ago

I did this hike today. We didn’t have snowshoes and couldn’t go further than a mile. The view of Wizard island and Crater lake was amazing from the view points. You may check the avalanche hazard before doing this hike. You can rent snowshoes from Rim village cafe for 20$.

This is an extremely easy and pretty short trail. It’s more of a walk but the waterfall is beautiful!

This was a pretty easy hike for a spectacular view. It’s a must when visiting crater lake. I saw a lot of people bring their dogs... which definitely isn’t cool. They have no dog rules for a reason— to preserve plants and habitats in and around the trail. Please respect these rules!

snowshoeing
snow
5 months ago

Great trail if you want to some good views of crater lake. Well kept as well, usually doesn't melt out until June, sometimes not even until July.

Went last year, early July. Easy trail—expect lots of foot traffic. Beautiful wildflowers. Breeding grounds for butterflies. Park Ranger had asked that we watch our footing so as to not harm them. Gorgeous “Blues”. Found some reviews/info here: http://hipsterbirders.blogspot.com/2015/11/butterflies-of-crater-lake-national-park.html?m=1

Memorable experience. Went last year, early July. Not a ton of shade on trail, and can get pretty hot. Wear sunscreen, hat, etc. Place can be pretty packed. Not as many people on the trails. Recommend for your viewing pleasure, 10/10.

Small snowy patches, but nothing impeding trail use. It was a beautiful day out there today!

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