Wonderland Trail


Backpack - Wonderland Trail

Hike the western leg of the Wonderland Trail. 34 miles in four days.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 34.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,000 ft

Tacoma, Exact time and place to be determined.  DRIVERS NEEDED.

    This is not the itinerary that I had hoped for, but it is the best I could obtain under the new website and lottery system.  Get into shape and we can make it work.

    Day-1:  Drive to Longmire, check in, leave one car, drive to Mowich Lake, and hike down to South Mowich River Camp.

    Day-2:  Long Strenuous day:  Hike 15 miles to Klapatche Park Camp.  4,400 feet of gain, and 1,600 feet of descent. 

     Day-3: A day of ups and downs to Devil's Dream Camp, with 10 miles to cover and about 3,100 feet to climb and a bit more than that to descend.

    Day-4: Hike out to Longmire.  Drive around to Mowich Lake, pick up second car, and head for home.


Wonderland Trail

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    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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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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