Naturalist Trip - Berkeley Park


Naturalist Trip - Berkeley Park

Mt. Rainier National Park has many trails that lead to premier wildflower gardens. Expect to spend a full day at this trip between the driving and the time hiking.

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  • Easy, Easy/Moderate, Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,355 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,850 ft
  • Pace: 1 to 2mph

We will meet at 9:00am,  at the Sunrise Visitors Center.  After brief introductions, we will begin our hike at 9:15am.  Please be ready to hike by 9:00am.   Details to follow.

Mt. Rainier National Park has many trails that lead to premier wildflower gardens.

After this field trip you may identify these species and more:
1. Broad-leaf Lupine
2. Common Paintbrush
3. Beargrass
4. Gray Jay
5. Blue (Butterfly)
6. Red Columbine
7. Glacier Lily
8. Tiger Lily
9. Thinleaf Blueberry
10. Sitka Mountain Ash
11. Sitka Alder
12. Alaska Yellow-cedar

Destinations are quite dependent upon snow level. We’ll give more details closer to the hike date


Mount Fremont Lookout, Berkeley Park & Skyscraper Mountain

  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

In addition to the 10 Essentials:

Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and surface conditions

Lunch, snacks, water

Recommended, but not required:

Trekking poles


Camera or phone to take photos, if desired

Wildflower and bird apps

Wildflower charts and reference materials

Trip Reports