We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR

An easy one-mile walking trail with an array of wildflowers to view.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 18 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Nice walk through flower-filled meadow

* Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, on East Rim Drive, near the park headquarters, is also a self-guided tour with trail brochures at the trailhead. We enjoyed this easy hike along... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Fairbanks, Alaska
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 17: English reviews
Fairbanks, Alaska
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

* Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, on East Rim Drive, near the park headquarters, is also a self-guided tour with trail brochures at the trailhead. We enjoyed this easy hike along a flower-plant filled meadow and small creek even though most of the flowers had already bloomed. The end of July and beginning of August is the recommended period to see... More 

1 Thank jiminalaska2010
mims florida
Level Contributor
796 reviews
384 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We love flowers and there were some wildflowers left on this "easy" path but most had died in September. Not "easy" path.

Thank gwgMimsFlorida
Level Contributor
36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Definitely worth a stop on the East Rim drive at Crater Lake National Park! Especially if you enjoy nature photography and it's wildflower season! Easy and enjoyable walk through meadows filled with colorful flowers.

Thank Sue H
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

A very nice, non-strenuous hike through a beautiful scene. If you catch it during the wildflower bloom (Late July/Early August) you are in for a treat. But even if you miss the bloom, it's a short, easy hike that is worth the time.

Thank Marshall W
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Stop & smell the flowers here. It's a pretty hike. Easy for most hikers & done in 30 minutes with plenty of time for pics. Little waterfalls. Streams. Very nice.

1 Thank Alys0nH
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
78 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We camped 2 nights at Crater Lake and did it all. This was a quick and easy stop with big rewards. Put it on your list.

2 Thank Lance B
Hillsboro, Oregon
Level Contributor
206 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

A well designed and built little side trail for those interested in botany and/or wildflowers. It was pretty well spent in mid August as far as bloom goes, but still worthwhile to visit. A quiet area of the park, but no benches or tables, so just a short walk through several ecosystems. By short I mean 1/3 mile loop. We... More 

1 Thank Clark A
washington state
Level Contributor
355 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 516 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We loved every minute of our trek through this verdant Wildflower Trail of Crater Lake National Park. The best times to go would be late July or early August to catch the purple Lupines in full blooms. Still, there are numerous other species blooming at other times and a gentle stream concourses through the castle Crest that is absolutely lovely.... More 

3 Thank okeedoke
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Castle Crest Wildflower Trail is a secluded retreat for those who want to get away from the main attraction of Crater Lake National Park. Walking along a small path takes you over a creek, through a wildflower garden, and last but not least a small wooded area. The trail itself is easy and is a great place for pictures and... More 

1 Thank Family T
St. Petersburg, Florida
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Walk along a beautiful creek and admire the soaring pines and wildflowers. Hike is easy and is about a half mile.

Thank GatorsRbest

Travellers who viewed Castle Crest Wildflower Trail also viewed

Crater Lake National Park, OR
Crater Lake National Park, OR
Crater Lake National Park, OR
Crater Lake National Park, OR

Been to Castle Crest Wildflower Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Castle Crest Wildflower Trail and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Castle Crest Wildflower Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?