Palisades Lakes


Day Hike - Palisades Lakes

Preference to Olympia Conditioning Hiking Series course participants

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 7.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

We will be meeting at the Martin Way P&R at 6:30am. This way we will be at our trailhead by 9:00am.

Please make sure you bring your 10 essentials. Also please look ahead before the hike at your map. I would like everyone to have an Idea of how long it will take us to get to our destination and what time we will get back.  Also I want you to be able to tell me what will be different about this hike than most other hikes.


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
  11. Bug spray.
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