Day Hike - Grand Park (Mount Rainier)

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Day Hike - Grand Park (Mount Rainier)

Enjoy grand views and flowers in Grand Park by entering the park from the north but beware of bugs, bugs, bugs! Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Enumclaw Ranger Station 7am.

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students.  Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

Wildflower lovers will rejoice at the abundance and variety of flowers and glorious views of Mt. Rainier on this hike as we enter the park from the north past Lake Eleanor. The flower-filled meadows increase in size and splendor culminating with the largest and longest meadow that has big views of Rainier on a clear day. Fremont Lookout will put the area into perspective as we take right at the end of the trail and head for our turnaround and lunch spot frequented by backpackers on the Northern Loop Trail.

Flowers also mean bugs and this trip has a lot of both. The bugs are relentless even with bug spray so mosquito protection is highly recommended. A bug head net, shirt, and/or suit may make this trip more enjoyable if mosquitos love you. Our route and flower varieties along the way can be found here.

No pass required to park and no restrooms available at the trailhead.

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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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