Eastside Trail (Mount Rainier)

Hike from one-way or out-and-back from Deer Creek or Grove of the Patriarchs on the Eastside Trail in Mount Rainier National Park. It's up to 13 miles round trip and 1,100 feet of elevation gain.

getting there

Grove of the Patriarchs

Drive SR-123 to 11 miles south of its junction with SR-410 and turn west onto Stevens Canyon Road, enter Mount Rainier National Park, and continue 0.2 mile to the large parking area (2,200 ft).

Deer Creek

Drive SR-123 5 miles south of its junction with SR-410 and the parking area (3,300 ft).

On the Trail

Grove of the Patriarchs

Hike north on the Grove of the Patriarchs Trail and in 0.3 mile reach its junction with the Eastside Trail. Bear right and hike the 0.4 mile to the Grove of the Patriarchs, a nice side trip. Continue north on  the Eastside Trail as far as desired passing many waterfalls along the way.

Deer Creek

Hike 0.4 mile to Deer Creek Camp, turn left, and head south on the Eastside Trail. Hike as far as desired passing many water falls along the way.

  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 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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  • Eastside Trail
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