Backcountry Trail Run - Grand Park (Mount Rainier)


Backcountry Trail Run - Grand Park (Mount Rainier)

Fun and easy morning backcountry trail run in Grand Park.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,750 ft
  • Pace: 12 to 24 minutes per mile (17 average)

Time: 7:00AM
Place: Lake Eleanor Trailhead 
Link to parking here:

Northwest Forest Pass or America The Beautiful Series Pass required to park at trailhead.

There are no restrooms at this trailhead.

A fun out and back on the Lake Eleanor Trail to Northern Loop Trail. Trail junction at 4 miles we will go North/Northwest along Northern Loop Trail for .5 mile to an open viewing spot of  Winthrop Creek, Winthrop Glacier and Mount Rainier. Retrace back to junction and continue South on Northern Loop Trail another .8 miles  and another view point just for fun and to bring our mileage over 10. Here we  will turn around and head back to the trailhead and our cars.  Easy paced acclimation run.

You will want to bring insect repellant (trust me).


Grand Park, Scarface & Mount Fremont

  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    USGS Sunrise

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Running vest, pack or belt
  • 1 1/2 liters (minimum) of hydration
  • 3 to 4 fuels (gels, bars, etc.)
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