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 is best used from June until October.

1.2 miles
121 feet

kid friendly




wild flowers



no dogs

Directions from Annie Spring Entrance Station: Drive 4 miles northward to the Steel Information Center. The trailhead lies across Rim Drive from Park Headquarters.

9 days ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

Thursday, September 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!

Tuesday, August 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.

Monday, June 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.

Sunday, August 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.

3 months ago

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