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Crater Lake - Garfield Peak

One of Crater Lake's most popular hikes. Panoramic Views of the area and an overhead view of the Phantom Ship.
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3.5 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  This is the one of the most popular hiking trails, primarily due to it's close proximity to the Rim Village and Crater lake Lodge.... more »

Tips:  Trailhead location: East end of Rim Village. Walk behind Crater Lake Lodge along the paved promenade and continue upwards to a dirt... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Rim Village

Lots of parking, a really nice gift shop, a restaurant, and restrooms are located here.

2. Views of Crater Lake

Great views of the lake along this paved path along the lake's rim.

Crater Lake lies inside a caldera created 7,700 years ago when the 12,000-foot (3,700 m) high Mount Mazama collapsed following a large volcanic eruption. Over the following millennium, the caldera was filled with rain water forming today's lake. The Klamath Indians revered Crater Lake for its deep blue waters. In 1853, three gold miners found the ... More

4. Trail Begins

Keep on this paved bath behind Crater Lake Lodge and head down hill.

5. Hemlock Forest

6. Water Reservoir

This water reservoir is hidden in the rocks. It supplies Rim Village with its water.

7. View Point

8. Garfield Peak Summit