Palisades Lakes


Day Hike - Palisades Lakes

Another very pretty hike on the side of Mt Rainier. If our timing is good, we will see some great flower shows. If the weather is good, maybe a quick swim.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,150 ft
  • Pace: Between 1.7 and 2 mph.

We will be meeting in Enumclaw. We will leave there by 8:15. The meeting location will be coordinated with the registered hikers the week before the trip.

All that I ask is for hikers to be confident that they can keep up and enjoy themselves at the pace I have indicated. I do ask the group to stay together, so a slower hiker will slow us all.


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

  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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