Day Hike - Berkeley Park (Mount Rainier)

Geology-focused hike near Sunrise

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

South Renton / Grady Way Park & Ride, 6:30 am

Hike among flower-filled meadows to a high pass at the foot of Mt. Rainier.  Our focus is the geology of The Mountain, so we will learn about the ring of fire, cake layers, the pluton that jumped out of the cake and the destructive powers of lahars.  Bring your offerings for the volcano god. 


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
  11. Offering to Appease the Volcano God/Goddess
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