Day Hike - Naches Peak Loop


Day Hike - Naches Peak Loop

Photograph views and wildflowers

  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph or slower

Meet at the parking lot at Tipsoo Lake at 8 a.m. We will depart promptly at 8:15 a.m.

We will be hiking part or all of the loop at a leisurely place and will be stopping often to take photos of the wildflowers. With luck, we can also get good pictures of Mt. Rainier reflected on Tipsoo Lake. The goal is to get good photos, not to complete the trail in a given time limit. We will spend 2-3 hours. 

After we leave the Tipsoo Lake area, drive to Longmire and have lunch at the restaurant there.

I plan to drive to the park on Friday, July 27th and camp at Ohanapecosh Campground.


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    46.871909, -121.515388
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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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