Eastside Trail (Mount Rainier)

Trip

Day Hike - Eastside Trail (Mount Rainier)

Waterfalls and amazing old growth forest. Part 1 of a two part trip (see July 9/10 trip to Stevens Canyon)

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,200 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5 mph

10 AM at the Enumclaw Safeway. We will car caravan from there.

This is the first part of a two day trip of the Stevens Canyon Backpack trip on 7/10.

Itinerary:

We will drop a car off at the Silver Falls parking area only SR-123 and return up the road to the Deer Creek Jct. of the Eastside Trail.  Hike the trail one-way to Silver Falls with a stop at Grove of the Patriarchs. 8 miles, mostly down-hill.  We will retrieve  the other cars and proceed to Box Canyon TH for the Backpacking part of the trip and camping at Maple Creek (see July 10th post).

Leader's Permission is required.  This trip is not a stand alone trip and must be done along with the juxtaposed 7/9-10 overnight per Mountaineers' Covid-19 guidelines. 

Route/Place

Eastside Trail (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.
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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
  11. Full rain gear if appropriate
  12. A smaller day pack to switch out for the overnight pack- for Stevens Canyon-optional
  13. Trekking poles  required for snow travel on Steven Canyon portion
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