Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

This is a very nice trail leading to two pretty alpine lakes.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

We will be meeting in Enumclaw at 7:45 am. The location will be shared with registered hikers a couple of days before the hike.

I suspect the snow will be cleared out by then and wild flowers will be appearing along the way. The larger upper lake will be our lunch stop, with great views of a pretty alpine lake and the surrounding peaks. This is one of my favorite hikes. We will hike at a moderate pace. This is a relatively steep trail, so please be sure you can hike this kind of grade. I look forward to hiking with you.


Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

  • Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    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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