Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)

This trail starts out in the forest and climbs to a great alpine view!

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • Pace: moderate

We will meet at the Puyallup/South Hill Park N Ride, near Hwy 512 and 94th Ave. E., at 7:00 AM, to caravan to the trailhead. A Mt. Rainier National Park pass is required for each vehicle.

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  • This is a Phase 2 trip. Pierce County.
  • This trip is only open to those who live local (within 125 miles of Carbonado, WA.
  • The trip will be updated if County guidelines change in advance of the trip.



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
  11. Hand sanitizer or biodegradable soap.
  12. toilet paper and zip lock bag to carry out used TP.
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