White River Trail


Day Hike - White River Trail

Hike from Mud Mountain Dam Park on a forest trail along the rim of the White River Canyon to a viewpoint overlooking the canyon, where we have our lunch, before returning via the same route, with excellent, clean restrooms at the meeting place and trailhead.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,300 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 mph

Meet at 9:00 AM at the Enumclaw Ranger Station on Roosevelt Ave (SR 410).

From the Enumclaw Ranger Station we will caravan to the trailhead parking lot at Mud Mountain Dam, by the restroom building.  There is ample parking available in both the gravel lot behind the Ranger Station and by the Mud Mountain Dam restroom.  Cars can be consolidated at the Ranger Station for the short drive from there to the trailhead.  The hike is mostly level, with about 50 feet gain in one spot each direction.  In addition to the excellent restrooms at the meeting place and trailhead, there is a nice outhouse at about the one mile point in on the trail.  At the half way point each direction we will take a short rest break at a park bench overlooking a waterfall across the canyon.  The trail is generally well maintained, but can become somewhat muddy in places after periods of heavy rainfall.


White River Trail

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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