Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

A moderate, forest to meadow hike of 6 miles with 2,300 feet of elevation gain. On a clear day view Mount Rainier before entering a beautiful basin with wildflower meadows, and views of surrounding peaks and ridges. Usually snow free earlier than other similar elevation trails in the Mount Rainier area.

GOING FURTHER

This trail connects with the Pacific Crest Trail at Sourdough Gap and the two trails can be combined for a glorious alpine lake outing with a car shuttle.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • 5,830 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269S
  • Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
Activities

Upcoming Activities



CHS 1 Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
A pretty forest-to-meadow hike featuring a beautiful basin with wildflower meadows, and views of surrounding
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Jun 23, 2018
No Prerequisites
3 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Jun 21
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

Day Hiking Trip
Join the Tacoma Singles Committee in a hike to explore the beautiful early-summer alpine scenery
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Jun 24, 2018
No Prerequisites
8 participants
Registration closes Jun 22
Tacoma Branch

Day Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

Day Hiking Trip
Short but steep hike to a beautiful alpine lake
Difficulty: Moderate
Tue, Jun 26, 2018
No Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist
Registration closes Jun 24
Foothills Branch

Day Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

Day Hiking Trip
This is a great hike up to a couple of pretty lakes on the flanks
Difficulty: Moderate
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
No Prerequisites
9 participants
Registration opens Jun 22
Tacoma Branch
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