Laughingwater Creek-Three Lakes


Day Hike - Laughingwater Creek-Three Lakes

14 mile hike on the eastern side of Mt. Rainier

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft


"Brisk" pace - 2.5 - 3.0 mph in order to finish in some sort of daylight.  Please only sign up if you have recently done 12-14 mile trips at this pace.

 Last chance this season to see this side of the park before they close the road.

Bring microspikes in case we encounter any icy trails along the way.


Laughingwater Creek-Three Lakes

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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