Backpack - Snowgrass Flats, Cispus Basin, Old Snowy & Goat Lake

One of the most spectacular backpacking South of Mount Rainier with views of Rainier, Adams and St. Helens. While this trip is open to all qualified Mountaineers, it is designed to provide extra skills and practice to B3 students.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 30.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

To be defined as we get close to the departure date.

The plan is to spend 2 nights in the area

Day 1, hike to Snowgrass flats, set up camp and day hike to Cispus Basin and Cispus pass

Day 2, hike to Old Snowy and Goat Lake

Day 3, hike out. Stop for a well deserved great lunch  (optional)


Snowgrass Flats, Cispus Basin, Old Snowy & Goat Lake

  • Green Trails Packwood No. 302

    Green Trails Walupt Lake No. 335

    Green Trails White Pass No. 303

    Green Trails Goat Rocks William O Douglas Wilderness No. 303S
  • 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
  • Food for 2 Dinners, 3 Lunches, 2 Breakfasts 
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