Spray Park


Day Hike - Spray Park

We will do a loop, entering Spray Park via Knapsack Pass (a little used somewhat scrambly, but marked, trail) into upper Spray Park and then back on the normal trail. This adds elevation gain and terrain difficulty, but enhances our flower and wildlife experience. There is a boulder field and possible snow field to navigate as well as areas of steep terrain.

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  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,230 ft

65th street park and ride at 7 AM.

The way up to Knapsack pass is steep, but lovely, with opening views of Mowich Lake and wet meadows and rills, plus a wild feel. The final pitch is steep and there are views of Rainier at the saddle, then down to a boulder field and alpine feel, and up and over to upper Spray Park. Flowers will be late and lingering and berries abound. Upper spray park affords wandering, views, and solitude. The way there is steep and going slow, but we'll stop lots to admire, identify and revel in our natural beauty so close to home.


Spray Park

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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