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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

74%

Runnable

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

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

  4.3 from 23 votes

#319

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  4.3 from 23 votes
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#319

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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
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
Atop Garfield Peak, looking back down the trail.
Aug 4, 2020 near Crater…, OR
Crater Lake
Sep 11, 2015 near Crater…, OR

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