Flaming Geyser State Park

Hike an easy four-mile trail with 450 feet of elevation gain through a historical state park. The hike passes a bubbling geyser, along the Green River through a colorful forest, and over a forested ridge to a picnic area and lunch spot. The park has several other amenities including areas to view salmon spawning October through December.

on the trail

This unique hike passes by the location of a now extinguished gas flame, caused by prospectors in 1911 drilling for coal opening up  a pocket of natural gas that began burning, and a geyser of water in a stream that is still bubbling. It combines walking along the river with hiking over a hill and having lunch at a picnic table.  There is a variety of colorful scenery along the trail.

park amenities

  • 4.3 miles of hiking trails
  • Four reservable picnic shelters that accommodate up to 50 people
  • 200 unsheltered picnic tables
  • Open lawns for outdoor games
  • Remote-controlled aircraft flying area
  • Viewing salmon spawning in October through December

Information for Leaders

Permit Information

The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 450 ft
  • 425 ft
Map
  • USGS Black Diamond
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Field Trips - Geology Rocks! - Flaming Geyser State Park

Exploring Nature & Day Hiking Field trip: Geology Rocks!
MORNING FIELD TRIP Join Geologist Lara Linde for these optional field trips to learn about
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Apr 25, 2020
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Mar 1
Tacoma Branch

Field Trips - Geology Rocks! - Flaming Geyser State Park

Exploring Nature Field trip: Geology Rocks!
AFTERNOON FIELD TRIP Join Geologist Lara Linde for a choice of one field trip to
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Apr 25, 2020
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Mar 1
Tacoma Branch
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