Castle Crest Wildflower Garden Trail

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Castle Crest Wildflower Garden Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chiloquin, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until October.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 121 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

Note: As of July 2019, the last portion of the trail is closed due to construction however this trail is still accessible. Please check with the park page for more information.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

I came late ( October/6/19) no flowers but it very pretty with snow on the ground

hiking
6 months ago

Really easy and short trail. The wildflowers were so pretty! Part of the trail is under construction but there is a detour so we were still able to make the entire loop.

hiking
bridge out
6 months ago

Easy and short, but beautiful! Working on replacing the bridge, so need a little balance to cross the single temporary log.

hiking
6 months ago

7.25.19: No snow. No wildflowers either. Last portion of the trail is closed for a construction project.

hiking
7 months ago

Not much wildflowers in July!

hiking
Fri Sep 14 2018

For some reason I didn't get a track on this one. Nice little trail with no wildflowers this time of the year. I did it late in the day with not a single person on the trail.

Tue Aug 07 2018

Easy hike with lots of water features. Went counterclockwise from the trail head. No booklets were left to purchase as of 8/5. Not too crowded but it could have been because the wildfire smoke was rolling in. Lots of plants, streams and stepping stones. Quite a few bees.

Tue Jul 31 2018

Nice trail. Liked going counter clockwise. Crossing several small streams covered with wild flowers. Moving water and wildflowers make a wonderful time. Donated a dollar and kept the wildflower booklet offered at the trail head.

Sun Jul 08 2018

Unbelievably gorgeous in mid-July with rainbows of flowers and mossy springs gurgling across the stones of the path. Quick and lovely leg-stretch for adults with parking on the East Rim Road. Excellent for children (kindergarten and up?) to explore. Little girls might like to pretend fairies live by the smallest spring trickles. Mosquito-infested. Definitely not wheelchair accessible.

hiking
Thu Sep 14 2017

Cool trail with lots of water features and rock and wood bridges. Be ready to get your feet a little wet! Very easy, good for children and the elderly. Barefoot friendly!

hiking
Tue Aug 29 2017

Very beautiful little trail just across the street from Steel Visitor Center. Flowers, meadows, creek. Flat at first and then goes up a little bit. Convenient parking.

walking
Mon Jun 16 2014

So I've done this trail twice with visitors: once it was pretty spectacular for it's length with such a diversity of wildflowers, but last week it was still very snow covered. We could see things popping up, but no color yet! It is a nice short walk, and is good for just that.

walking
Sun Aug 25 2013

I would have rated this higher but we went in late August and, as expected, were too late for any significant wildflowers. I can imagine how beautiful this little hike would be in early spring. We also got off on the wrong trail and found ourselves at the park headquarters. Turning back we finally found the proper trail. It is short but had the wildflowers been present, would have taken us a lot longer to complete the trek. The trail does meander across a small and beautiful stream several times and is very tranquil experience.

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Mon Jun 25 2018

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Sat Aug 27 2016

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Wed Jun 17 2015