Activity Information

Hikers

Crystal Lakes & Beyond - RAINIER

07/07/13 (Sun)

Trip
Foothills Hiking


Richard DuBois

8:00 AM

South Renton Park and Ride


We will hike starting out on a steep trail with switchbacks through thick forest up to Crystal Lakes and beyond where there is an overlook just beow the PCT. Elk and mountain goat are frequently seen on this trail.

Quoting WTA, These beautiful lakes are nestled in a green bowl beneath high, craggy peaks. You might encounter a few elk, maybe a mountain goat or two, and possibly even a black bear. The latter is especially likely in late summer when the plethora of purple fruit--succulent huckleberries!--ripens up. That's all you'll find here. If you need more natural beauty, you're out of luck. You won't find many trails that offer wilderness like this.

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Registration closed on Fri, Jul 5 at 5:00 PM

Trip Data
Moderate
2700
8
Moderate

Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

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