Backpack - Dewey Lake


Backpack - Dewey Lake

Backpack for Tacoma Backpack class students but others welcome. Two nights at lovely Dewey Lake; day hike along scenic ridge to American Lake on second day, then out on third day via the Naches Peak loop; expect flowers and views!

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 18.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft

USFS Parking Lot at Chinook Pass on Hwy 410 at 1000 am.  Other carpool arrangements will be made once we  know the roster.

Leader will communicate via email ahead of the trip to coordinate gear. We will do a little hands on training in camp.


Dewey Lake, Naches Peak Loop & Pacific Crest Trail

  • Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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