Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

Short but steep hike to a beautiful alpine lake

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft

Meet at the Black Diamond Bakery at 8:30am for a delicious cinnamon roll then carpool to the trailhead.


Mod/Strenuous 6 mile hike, but will go at a moderate pace with plenty of rest breaks as needed.  Bring lunch and plenty of water and sturdy hiking shoes.

no parking pass needed at trailhead


Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

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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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