Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)

For Olympia Conditioning Hiking Program (CHS) and others. as available This is very scenic hike to Glacier Basin with outstanding views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Ruth (among others). The hiking pace will be adjusted as needed for CHS students.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0

From Olympia drive  to Enumclaw, then follow Hwy. 410 until you come to the park entrance, from that point, look for a paved road on the right, After a short distance (1 mile?) turn left for White River campground which is  shortly past Frying Pan Creek. 


































We will meet at  9:00 a.m. at the White River Campground, prepare to begin hiking by 9:30.  Parking for hikers is on the left as you drive in. I will contact you before the hike date to make sure transportation is set up.  Insure that your driver has a National Park Pass for entry to the Park.

 The trail is 3.5 miles long, which means that the 1700 ft. elevation gain is quite gradual


Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)

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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