Garfield Peak Trail

MODERATE 69 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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5 days ago

View is breathtaking!! totally worth it!

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20 days ago

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

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23 days ago

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

27 days 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.

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28 days ago

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1 month 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.

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4 months ago

absolutely gorgeous.

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7 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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9 months ago

Good quick hike. Amazing views of Crater Lake and the surrounding area from the peak. I was there on a weekday so it wasn't too crowded, but I can imagine it gets extremely busy on weekends during high season.

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9 months ago

great hike, even with slushy snow. views are incredible.