Day Hike - Naches Peak Loop (Mount Rainier)

This is a naturalist hike. We will take a leisurely hike around Naches Loop to enjoy and admire the profusion of wildflowers that bloom in late July.

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  • Sun, Jul 27, 2014
  • Olympia Naturalists Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft

We will leave the Olympia Martin Way Park and Ride at 7:00am.   There will be a 2nd stop in Enumclaw to meet and carpool with hikers coming from North of Olympia.

Wildflowers, views, and an alpine tairn await us on this hike.  We will stop to take pictures and collaboratively identify flowers   ( leader is not a wildflower expert, but has a lot of good books).  

We will hike Naches Loop in a clockwise direction and then return to our vehicles via a trip around Lake Tipsoo.


Naches Peak Loop (Mount Rainier)

  • USGS Bumping Lake

    Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

    USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
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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
  11. Cameras
  12. Wildflower ID books
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