Green Lake (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Green Lake (Mount Rainier)

Green Lake is one of Mt. Rainier National Park's most serene mountain lakes. Ranger Creek Falls, Fall colors rich forest ecosystem and trout-rich waters all make for a lovely hike.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft


7:00 AM departure from Lacey - meeting details will be e-mails to registered participants.

Let’s  explore Green Lake Trail.  This wonderful trail stays with the cool shadows of deep old-growth forests past Ranger Falls and to Green Lake.  We can expect fall colors and solitude on this relatively quiet trail


Green Lake (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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