Garfield Peak Trail

MODERATE 117 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1033 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

snow

no dogs

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.

hiking
25 days ago

Did this one in August 2016. It’s a short and sweet little hike. Moderately steep. I definitely had to take a few short breaks because of the elevation. It’s about 8000 ft. at the peak. But overall very scenic and wonderful views!

2 months ago

Short and sweet, amazing view

2 months ago

Very scenic, moderately steep trail with panoramic views of the area.

2 months ago

Great sunrise hike. Wonderful views. Wide trail.

3 months ago

A nice little Trail with beautiful views!

3 months ago

Views!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike on a clear day but today there was no good visibility due to the smoke from the wildfires raging around the Park.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing view of the caldera. Well worth the effort

hiking
4 months ago

Breathtaking views and steady climbs. Well worth it; and got to hike through a little patch of snow as well!

hiking
4 months ago

We did not complete the whole trail due to snow closure, but the view was still really nice.

hiking
4 months ago

Would get a 5 but did not complete the whole trail due to snow closure, still a fun hike with great views, wish I could have seen the top, still a disappointment to me

hiking
4 months ago

Trail was great, strenuous, but simple, even the parts with snow involved.

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice trail, with magnificent view of all crater lake. Trail partially blocked with snow but there is a shortcut to the summit with amazing view.

hiking
4 months ago

View is breathtaking!! totally worth it!

hiking
5 months ago

I went yesterday and the trail is closed just under a mile in because of snow. Nonetheless, there's still some nice views

hiking
5 months ago

Went in September, tons of people going in both directions. No mosquitoes, no snow, great weather. It was easy for the kids too.

5 months ago

Some of the best views overlooking Crater Lake. We could only go up about a mile before we had to turn around due to closure from snow coverage.

hiking
5 months ago

With the warmer weather a horrendous amount of mosquitoes came out. We had to turn back simply because the swarms of mosquitoes were going to town on us. Just beware that a warm day (it was in the 80s), as the snow melts, isn't a good time for this hike.

9 months ago

absolutely gorgeous.

hiking
11 months ago

Well-maintained trail. It takes some work to get to the top, but you're rewarded with magnificent views.

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