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Garfield Peak Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (18)

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°)

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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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Logan Jenott

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 18 votes

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  4.2 from 18 votes
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Trail Rankings

#32

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#1,151

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Photos

Coming down from Garfield Peak
Sep 27, 2019 near Crater…, OR
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
Admiring Wizard Island from the Garfield Peak Trail.
Dec 16, 2015 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
Atop Garfield Peak, looking back down the trail.
Aug 4, 2020 near Crater…, OR

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Sep 20, 2020
Elaina Polson
Aug 26, 2020
Don Gilman
Lovely 3.4mi — 2h 00m
Aug 6, 2020
Kim T
Jul 9, 2020
Kelly Champion-Smith
Jun 22, 2020
Bear Rinehart
Sep 27, 2019
Bruce Hope
Sep 26, 2019
C Montoya
Beautiful hike, steady incline. Views are incredible. 1.7mi
Sep 11, 2019
Laurent Trincklin