Cramer Mountain Loop


Day Hike - Cramer Mountain Loop

This is an opportunity to explore the most scenic area of the William O. Douglas Wilderness, with an easy hike to beautiful Cramer Lake and back.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Meet at 8 AM at the Enumclaw Ranger Station.

We will consolidate cars at the Enumclaw  Ranger Station and then caravan to the trailhead at Dog Lake campground, 2.1 miles east of White Pass on the north side of SR 12. We will drive there via SR 410, SR 123 and SR 12.  At the 1.3 mile point of the hike there is an easy ford of the North Fork of Clear Creek.  Otherwise this is an easy 3.7 mile hike to Cramer Lake with 800 feet gain.  After lunch at the lake, we return by the same route.  A Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent must be displayed by each car at the trailhead.  There are restrooms at the meeting place, the trailhead and several intermediate spots on the driving route from the meeting place to the trailhead.   


Cramer Mountain Loop

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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