Palisades Lakes


Day Hike - Palisades Lakes (Mount Rainier)

This is a very pretty hike through a series of lakes. Hopefully our timing will be good for wild flowers too.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,720 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,150 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

We will meet in Enumclaw around 7:30 am. Details will be shared with registered hikers.

The hike is open to Covid vaccinated people only. It is more difficult that the trail specs suggest. There are some steep sections, especially on the way out. Please be confident that you can do this hike comfortably. 


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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