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Garfield Peak and Applegate Peak

Garfield Peak and Applegate Peak

Garfield Peak and Applegate Peak

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Oregon, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 42.89970°N / 122.1053°W

Object Title: Garfield Peak and Applegate Peak

Elevation: 8126 ft / 2477 m


Page By: Orphanage

Created/Edited: Oct 9, 2002 / May 21, 2014

Object ID: 157098

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Page Score: 71.06%  - 1 Votes 

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Winter: Start at Rim Village.
Summer: Start at the Park Headquarters.
See main page for elevations (8151 feet is for Hillman Peak, the highest point on the caldera rim, not for Garfield or Applegate Peaks).

Route Description

Winter: Start at Rim Village. Go southeast about a mile to the Park Headquarters. Go southeast another mile, and then turn north, onto Garfield Peak. The mountain just to the east of Garfield is Applegate Peak (Applegate Peak is a little higher than Garfield). Go north to the summit. For Applegate Peak, go southeast from the Park Headquarters about 1 1/2 miles (past Garfield Peak). Go north to the summit of Applegate Peak.
Summer: Drive to the Park Headquarters. Go to the Garfield Peak Trailhead. Follow the trail to the summit.

Essential Gear

In winter, bring snowshoes or nordic skiis, water, food, and warm clothing (obviously).
In summer, bring water, possibly food, and sturdy hiking boots.

Weather Conditions

Temperatures from January to March average 19°F at night and 36°F during the day. Temperatures from July to September average 40°F at night and 70°F during the day.


   o Average annual precipitation: 69 inches
   o Average annual snowfall: 533 inches
   o Minimum annual snowfall: 243 inches (1991-92)
   o Maximum annual snowfall: 879 inches (1932-33)
   o Maximum recorded snowpack: 252 inches (1983)

Click the Satellite picture for a video loop of current weather

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Of course, you can also do Garfield from Rim Village in the summer. I'd imagine that it would be by far the most common route to the summit, since it gains only around 1000 feet over 1.7 miles, and not the route from below Park HQ...
Posted Dec 16, 2002 11:34 am

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