Emerald Ridge, Klapatche Park & Gobblers Knob


Day Hike - Emerald Ridge Loop

This is hike up Emerald ridge from the Westside Road in Mt. Rainier NP on what should be a fabulous day.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,150 ft

Meet between 7:30-8:00am.
Meet at Trailhead / Mt. Rainier NP road closure at dry creek on Westside Road.  First left after going through park pay entrance.

Note this is a strenuous hike -- I was here on the wonderland last week and wanted to come back with the good camera.  Expect to be hiking for 8-10 hours.  The forecast is for clear skies and hot.  So bring your camera and 10Es.  I'll bring a water filter pump so we can all get water. 

Entrance in the park is $15 per car unless you have a park permit.


Emerald Ridge, Klapatche Park & Gobblers Knob

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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