Day Hike - Naches Peak Loop


Day Hike - Naches Peak Loop

Casual Hike structured for photographic opportunities around Naches Peak Loop. We will make frequent stops to photograph flowers, landscapes and will take time to identify the flora and fauna.

  • Moderate
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 820 ft
  • Pace: 1.0-1.5mph

Park and Ride Green Lake: 5:15am meet up for those that want to caravan or carpool (Hello Hiker email will ask who wants to meet at the park and ride versus at the trailhead)

Tipsoo Lake trailhead at 7:30am.  Yes this is early!  This is popular trail that gets busy. We want to have  plenty of opportunities to explore the trail.  

America the Beautiful Pass , National Parks Pass or daily fee $30 required

Vaccination required

This is a photography oriented day hike where we will be taking multiple stops to photograph around the Naches Peak Loop and Tipsoo Lake.  This hike will be led at a  casual pace. Depending on weather, you may need multiple layers to accommodate slower speed.  Heavy Rain will cause a cancellation or reschedule. 

Winter is slowly leaving in Mt Rainier and I will be keeping an eye on reports  in attempts to have opportunities for wildflowers.  Date may shift up or down depending on how quickly snow melts and Mt Rainier comes out of her slumber.  


Dewey Lake, Naches Peak Loop & Pacific Crest Trail

  • Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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