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Garfield Peak Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (23)

This trail leads from the Rim Village to sweeping views of the lake and peaks of the south Cascades.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Point to Point

8,053' 2,454 m

High

7,057' 2,151 m

Low

1,003' 306 m

Up

32' 10 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Although this trail climbs steeply, its short length and eye-popping views make it a popular route for families with older kids.

Snow covers this trail from autumn until early summer. Expect snow on upper portions of the trail until late July.

Description

With easy access from Crater Lake Lodge and the Rim Village, this popular trail heads east, up the ridge above Crater Lake's south shore. As you ascend the ridge, enjoy wildflowers and expansive views south to Crater Peak and beyond.

The trail turns north and climbs Garfield Peak's northwestern flank. Atop the ridge, the trail turns eastward again up to the summit. From here, soak in the panoramic view of the entire lake, Wizard Island, Phantom Ship and the high peaks of the south Cascades.

Flora & Fauna

The lower portion of the trail goes through fir and hemlock trees. As it ascends above the trees onto the rocky slope, look for marmots, pikas and alpine wildflowers.

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Shared By:

Logan Jenott

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  4.3 from 23 votes

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Photos

Alpine meadows blanket Mt. Mazama's south slope right up to the rim. Below, Phantom Ship rises from the impossibly blue waters of Crater Lake.
Jan 4, 2016 near Crater…, OR
Coming down from Garfield Peak
Sep 27, 2019 near Crater…, OR
Admiring Wizard Island from the Garfield Peak Trail.
Dec 16, 2015 near Crater…, OR
A panoramic view of Crater Lake from the Garfield Peak trail.
Mar 30, 2022 near Crater…, OR
Higher up at Crater Lake you get to the snow.
May 10, 2021 near Crater…, OR
Great view at Crater Lake
May 10, 2021 near Crater…, OR

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Check-Ins

Aug 2, 2022
Tom H
Jul 31, 2022
Seamoose Campbell
Lost phone, July 30th,2022 — 2h 30m
Jul 14, 2022
Ted Kaufmann
1.7mi — 1h 00m
May 8, 2022
Su Jin Kim
Nov, 2022
Aug 8, 2021
Cameron Booth
Great views from the top! 3.9mi — 1h 35m
Jul 16, 2021
Tom Herr
Beautiful views of the lake! We walked from the lodge to the top of Garfield Peak. Steady incline with great views of the area. 2 thumbs up! 3.4mi
Sep 20, 2020
Elaina Polson
Aug 26, 2020
Don Gilman
Lovely 3.4mi — 2h 00m