Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

Phase 2 Trip. Moderate paced hike.

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

Meet at the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station in Enumclaw at 8:15 am.  This is quick meet to gather the group since there is no cell service at the trailhead. 

We will not be car pooling due to COVID-19 precautions.  


  • This is a Phase 2 trip.
  • This trip is only open to those who live local (within 125 miles of Crystal Peak trailhead).
  • The trip will be updated if County guidelines change in advance of the trip.

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
  11. Hiking poles with snow baskets
  12. Microspikes for traction as there is some snow near the upper lake
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