Day Hike - High Lakes Loop

Trip

Day Hike - High Lakes Loop

Leisurely photography-based hike with views of Reflection and Louise Lakes as well as Mt. Rainier

  • Easy+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 515 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,311 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph or slower with frequent stops

Meet at the parking lot near Reflection Lake and the Wonderland Trail entrance at 7:00am. There are two small parking lots, so get there early! Look for my white Chrysler Seabring, plate #ASU-2430.

We will be hiking in a clockwise direction, stopping to take photos of the lakes and Mt. Rainier along the way. There may be some avalanche lilies present.

Here is a map of the trail loop we will be hiking.

We should be finished by noon - option to have lunch in Longmire.

Note: I will be spending Friday night at the Big Creek campground, which is right outside the western Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park (near Longmire).

Photos from trail:

 

Route/Place

High Lakes Loop (winter)



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    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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