Deer Creek Falls to Owyhigh Lakes

A seldom done, moderate hike that takes you past a couple of waterfalls, climbs through lush old forest, and leads to nice views above a wooded lake basin in Mount Rainier National Park. It's 10 miles and 2,200 feet of elevation gain round trip.

getting there

From Enumclaw drive US-410 to US-123.  Take the right fork and continue south on US-123. Reach the Deer Creek Trailhead in about 6 miles.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft
  • 5,400 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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