Palisades Lakes


Day Hike - Palisades Lakes

A good hike on the east side of Mt. Rainier

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • Pace: moderate

We will meet at the Puyallup/South Hill park n ride, at 6:30 AM to organize car pooling and caravan to Mt. Rainier NP. NP pass required for all vehicles. I will be driving a red Toyota Tundra (crew cab, canopy) for ID. We may stop in Enumclaw for a break and meet others as well before we drive out on Hwy 410.  We may stop in Greenwater for a 'refreshment' drink on the way back.

Trail starts with 300 feet elevation loss, the 'relatively level' the rest of the route. We may decide to take a spur trail to Hidden Lake along the way. This can be a 'hot hike' so bring plenty of water.


Palisades Lakes

  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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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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