Day Hike - Snoquera Palisades


Day Hike - Snoquera Palisades

Up through deep dark forest past a giant waterfall, climb a staircase, then through the woods to views over looking the White River valley and Mt. Rainier.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft

South Renton / Gray Way Park & Ride at 7:00 am

Waterfalls, staircases and eagle-perch views of the White River below await hikers on this trail.  We will go as far as the third vista for a total round trip of about 8 miles.  How many shades of green can you spot?  Her majesty, the volcano queen Rainier, may grace us with an audience (weather depending).


Snoquera Palisades

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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