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blue Garfield Peak Trail

Trail

1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,003' 306 m
Descent: -32' -10 m
High: 8,053' 2,454 m
Low: 7,057' 2,151 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Logan Jenott

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

Logan Jenott

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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Jul 11, 2019
Logan O'Dell
Apr 2, 2019
Richard Vogel
Nov 11, 2018
Stephanie Elizabeth
Oct 6, 2018
Jake Tipton
Sep 20, 2018
Tim Hussey
Sep 15, 2018
Marc Daniel
After the rim bike ride
Sep 8, 2018
G C
Aug 13, 2018
Genady Shagal
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  3.9 from 13 votes

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Trail Rankings

#137

in Oregon

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2,375 Since Sep 11, 2015
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