Day Hike - Green Lake (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Green Lake (Mount Rainier)

We'll hike to Green Lake, Ranger Falls and Chenuis Falls while enjoying the lush beauty within Mt. Rainier National Park!

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft

We'll meet at 7am at this Fred Meyer: 17404 Meridian Ave E, Puyallup, WA 98375.  If any of you can carpool to this location, that would be great!  I live near this Fred Meyer, so if anyone would like to carpool with me from there, I can seat three people comfortably besides myself and four in a squeeze.  The drive to the trailhead will be just shy of an hour from this location.  If this Fred Meyer is out of your way, you can meet us at the trailhead at 8am.  To get to the trailhead, drive to the Carbon River Ranger Station and continue another mile or so until the end of the road.  There is a small parking lot and a toilet at the trailhead.  You will need to display a National Parks Pass in your vehicle.

We will hike 3.1 level miles, then take the fork to hike 1.7 miles up to Green Lake.  Once we hike down from Green Lake, we will hike .7 level miles to Chenuis Falls, then the 3.8 level miles back to the car, making the total mileage just shy of 11 miles.  I hiked this a few weeks ago and it was a lovely hike!  There is also an optional .25 mile side hike to an abandoned mine for those interested.


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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