Garfield Peak Trail

MODERATE 94 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
1076 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

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.

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1 day ago

Amazing view of the caldera. Well worth the effort

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5 days ago

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

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12 days ago

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

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13 days 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

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14 days ago

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

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27 days 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.