Crow Lake Way

Day hike near Chinook Pass leads to high meadows, views of Fife's Peak and Rainier.

getting there

There is no sign showing the trail number or trail head and it's obscured from the parking area.  Exit 410 at the Fifes Peaks viewpoint exit. Walk straight north past the cross country ski trail to get to the trail head.

on the TRAIL

The trail switchbacks for the first 2.5 miles, gaining about 2,000+ feet. Then a gradual uphill for another 1.5 miles until you reach the saddle.  From here wander west or east along the ridge, the easterly ramble leading to a climbers path towards Fife's Peaks.  The saddle is a good turn-around for a day hike.  Those seeking an overnight trip can continue down the trail to Sheepherder and Crow Lakes, the last of which is 12 miles from the trailhead.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • 5,000 ft
  • Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

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