Owyhigh Lakes


Day Hike - Owyhigh Lakes

A forest hike that ends in an open meadow near a lake.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft

We will meet at the Puyallup/South Hill Park N Ride, near Hwy 512 and 94th ave. E., to caravan to the trailhead. Meeting time is 7:00 AM. A Mt. Rainier National Park pass is required to enter and park.

This hike is an in-n-out hike to the Owyhigh Lakes area, plentiful wild flowers and views of surrounding mountains.

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  • This is a Phase 2 trip. Pierce County.
  • This trip is only open to those who live local (within 125 miles of Carbonado, WA.
  • The trip will be updated if County guidelines change in advance of the trip.



Owyhigh Lakes

  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
  • 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. Hand sanitizer or biodegradable soap.
  12. Toilet paper and zip lock bag to carry out used TP.
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