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Upper and Lower Garfield Mountain Lakes

Upper and Lower Garfield Mountain Lakes

Hiking Severe

7.7 km
889 m
19 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
333 m
High Point
1.2 km
Upper and Lower Garfield Mountain Lakes Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be severe. It's extremely remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between July and August. From a low point of 333 m to the maximum altitude of 1.2 km, the route covers 7.7 km, 889 vertical metres of ascent and 19 vertical metres of descent.


Upper and Lower Garfield Mountain Lakes



Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between July and August


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation