Day Hike - Snoquera Palisades


Day Hike - Snoquera Palisades

This trail has it all, from beautiful forests, beautiful waterfalls, and views of Mount Rainier from flowered cliffs. We will not be in any burnt forest and there is no snow on the trail. The first 4.5 miles (and back) described by WTA is what we will be hiking,

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  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,400 ft

8:00 AM at the Enumclaw Nation Forest Office,   450 Roosevelt Ave East, Enumclaw WA 98022, 1000 feet past the McDonald's 

or 8:40 at the trailhead. 

When registration closes, Friday morning, I will send out an email to all participants with everyone's name, email, city, and zip. We can self-organize carpools to Enumclaw.

You should have recently hiked this amount of elevation, close to 2200 feet. 

I scouted the hike on 5/13, no snow, no burned areas, the burn starts at 6.2 miles up the trail. Lots of flowers in Dalles Creek, Paintbrush, Phlox and others will be blooming next week at the 3 overlooks we stop at.  You can see some pictures on my FB post,


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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