Day Hike - Naches Peak Loop (Mount Rainier)

A botanizing hike for students of the Introduction to the Natural World Class 2015. Pre-approval required.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft

Meet at the PCT parking lot just east of Chinook Pass at 9 AM. A NW Forest Pass is required.

This will be a slow paced hike to identify flowers and anything else we see. The views of Mt. Rainier as we hike clockwise around Naches Peak are stunning.


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
  • See full route/place details.
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. Field guide:class guide, Pojar and McKinnon Plants of the Pacific NW Coast; Wildflowers by Mark Turner
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