Backpack - Wonderland Trail

Trip

Backpack - Wonderland Trail

Circumnavigate Washington's tallest peak on the beautiful and challenging Wonderland Trail over 9 days. For experienced and fit backpackers. Leader's permission required. We will maintain a waitlist.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 93.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 25,500 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Tuesday morning, August 27, 2024, at the Sunrise visitor center, Mt. Rainier National Park. Time TBA.

A PRE-TRIP MEETING OVER ZOOM WILL BE REQUIRED OF ALL PARTICIPANTS.

LEADER'S PERMISSION REQUIRED - Please do not register yourself!

  • Please take this survey if you are requesting permission to participate in this trip: https://bit.ly/4bvyCC1
  • We ask that you take the survey AND submit a request for permission.
  • Please do not register yourself.
  • We will maintain a short waitlist.  

TRIP OVERVIEW

  • One-way, counterclockwise circumnavigation of the Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park (sorry, no dogs allowed).
  • 9-13 miles a day with significant elevation gain and loss each day.

ITINERARY DETAILS

PLEASE BE AWARE...

  • Weather, wildfire smoke, or other hazards may cancel this trip.
  • Backcountry camping permit has already been obtained by trip leader from the national park and we aren't be able to change the itinerary. 

TRIP COSTS

  • Participants are expected to arrange their own travel and pay their way to Mt. Rainier National Park and for any lodging there.
  • Arriving the day prior to this trip's start date is recommended. You may also need an extra day to hand-deliver your food caches to Mowich Lake and Longmire Wilderness Information Center.
  • Participants are expected to pay their share of the camping permit.
  • Your registration will be canceled if you do not pay these costs to primary trip leader - costs will be shared in advance.

GET STOKED!

Route/Place

Wonderland Trail



  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    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
  • Your own food- no group meals
  • You are responsible for preparing your own food caches in accordance with Mt. Rainier National Park guidelines. Find the park's guidelines here.
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