Day Hike - Berkeley Park (Mount Rainier)

A naturalist hike to a Mt. Rainier wildflower meadow.

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft

Meeting details to be sent to participants a few days before the hike.  We will likely be aiming to depart from the Sunrise parking lot around 9:45.

This will be a naturalist hike aimed at current and former students of the Introduction to the Natural World course.  We will stop to admire and identify plants and wildflowers as the mosquitoes permit.  Please do not sign up for this hike if you want to hike at a steady pace.  Hiking details to be sent to participants mid-week prior to the hike.

This hike starts at the Sunrise parking lot on the east side of MRNP at 6400 feet.  For a change, you descend from alpine elevation to the subalpine wildflowers meadows and streams, and have your elevation gain on the way back to the parking lot.


Berkeley Park (Mount Rainier)

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    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

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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