Day Hike - Dewey Lake


Day Hike - Dewey Lake

We will travel east from Chinook Pass along the Naches Peak Loop down to Dewey Lake. We will circle the lake and complete the Naches Peak loop clockwise for a hike that's approximately 9 miles long and 900 ft. gain

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,390 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

8:15 AM at USDA Forest Service Office in Enumclaw. Optional meeting place in Renton for those coming from more north.

Directions and full trip details will be sent to participants soon after registration closes on Aug. 14 at 5 pm.

This hike will be co-led by Chris Ensor and Cheri Solien and will be a mentored hike for Wendy Williams.

From the Tipsoo Lake Trailhead at Chinook Pass we will head north round Tipsoo Lake to close to the PCT north trailhead crossing Highway 410 on a footbridge.

We will follow the PCT east and then south along the eastern flank of Naches Peak. At about 1.5 miles the trail splits and we will continue south and descend about a mile and 600 ft. to Dewey Lake. We will circle the lake counter clockwise taking the Dewey Lake trail to follow the east shore of the lake. We then rejoin the PCT at the north end of the lake and ascent the 600 ft. back to the trail junction with the Naches Peak Loop. Here we will turn left (west) onto the loop and hike back to the Tipsoo Lake trailhead, thus completing the Naches Peak Loop. On a fine day we will get impressive views of Mt. Rainier on the final leg.

This is a approximately 9 ml. round trip hike with 900 ft. elevation gain.

The hike will be led at a moderate pace of approx. 2 mph. A good standard of fitness is required. We will have breaks along the trail for water and snacks, clothing adjustments etc. Much of the trail is in the open, so please be prepared with sunscreen, bug juice, and lots of water. The most recent trip reports have mentioned mosquitoes so please be ready for them.

All vehicles taken to the trailhead, that's within the Mt. Rainier National Park, will require a Mt. Rainier or National Parks Pass. 

Full trip details including carpool information provided by participants who have set their profiles to "Open" will be emailed soon after registration closes at 5 pm on Aug. 14. PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR THIS EMAIL!

Please contact the mentored leader with any questions: Wendy Williams (a.k.a. Wendy W)



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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
Trip Reports