Grand Park (Mount Rainier)

Trip

Day Hike - Grand Park (Mount Rainier)

See the seasons change at Mount Rainier (Flexible Date - See Notes)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft

Meet at Tibbets Lot in Issaquah - 1551 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA (behind the skateboard park)  at 7:30 a.m.  OR at or at the Enumclaw Ranger Station - 450 Roosevelt Ave East, Enumclaw at 8:15 a.m. for carpooling.

If you have never been to Grand Park, you really should come on this trip.  It is a huge meadow area on the NE side of Mount Rainier.  We will access it from the north side of the park on a side road that runs just along the border.

The hike is 9 miles, but not much elevation gain, so overall it is a pretty easy hike.

Please review some of the trip reports here: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/grand-park

IMPORTANT NOTE: 
In the event of a forecast for lousy weather on Tuesday, this trip might be postponed until later in the week, (likely Thursday) OR changed to a Tiger / Squak / Cougar area hike OR maybe both of those.
I will notify everybody by email by Sunday evening if I decide to make that change.  Email me your suggestions on Sunday if you want some input in the decision.
By signing up for this trip, you agree to this flexibility.
FYI: The cancelation deadline is Monday morning at 8 AM, so you have some time to decide.
Route/Place

Grand Park (Mount Rainier)



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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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
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