Palisades Lakes


Day Hike - Palisades Lakes

Lets take a nice hike alongside several lakes ending in Palisades Lake. This is one of the very pretty hikes around Mt Rainier. If it is warm enough, maybe a swim.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,047 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,150 ft
  • Pace: Approximately 2 mph

We will meet in Enumclaw. We will leave there around 7:00 am. Specifics will be shared with registered hikers/

This is an easy to moderate trail, going at a moderate pace. Please have some similar hiking miles already on this year so you can enjoy this hike.


Palisades Lakes

  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • 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
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