Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

This is a great hike up to a couple of pretty lakes on the flanks of Mt Rainier. The wild flowers are out!. If it is a nice day, who knows, maybe a quick swim.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,828 ft
  • Pace: Between 1.7 and 2 mph.

We will be meeting in Enumclaw. We will be leaving there at 8:00. The meeting location will be coordinated with registered hikers the week before the trip.

All that I ask is for hikers to be confident that they can keep up and enjoy themselves at the pace I have indicated. I do ask the group to stay together, so a slower hiker will slow us all.


Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

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    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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