Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

Crystal Lakes - Rainier

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

The place, time and car pooling will be covered by e-mail to the registered hikes the week before the hike.

A high alpine lake basin with beautiful meadows and peaks surrounding on 3 sides. Steep trail. Usually snow free earlier than other similar elevation Rainier trails. Upper lake is at 5800 ft. lower has campsites and is at 5400 ft.We will hike at a moderate pace. Registration for this hike opens on 5/19 and closes on 7/22.


Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

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