Day Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

Ascend to a set of lakes in Mt Rainier's neighborhood.

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  • Sat, Jun 18, 2016
  • Seattle Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft

8:00AM somewhere in Enumclaw (TBD)

We will start out slower, ascending steep switchbacks under the shade of the forest and emerge at a view of the Mountain, continuing on to flowery meadows and two clear lakes.

Please note: there are no views of Rainier from the lakes, so if  your main purpose is to gaze at the mountain all day, this may not be the hike for you (or you need to adjust your goals).


Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

  • Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
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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