Palisades Lakes


Day Hike - Hidden Lake (Mount Rainier)

Explore the most beautiful alpine scenery in Mt. Rainier National Park, passing picturesque Sunrise and Clover Lakes enroute to magnificent Hidden Lake, a true hidden gem. This is an “upside down” hike where there is more elevation gain on the hike out than on the hike in.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.25 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at 8:00 in the parking lot for the restrooms that are 100 yards inside the White River Entrance to Mt Rainier National Park.  Each car will need to show a National Park Pass at the entry booth.  We will caravan from there to the trailhead at Sunrise Point.

Trip details will be emailed after registration closes on August 13th.


Palisades Lakes

  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    USGS Mt Rainier East

    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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