Trip Report    

Day Hike - Echo Mountain

Beautiful evening for a short hike for dinner with a view of Mt. Rainier

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Trail is in reasonably good shape. It looks as if some work is being  done in places.

There is not a lot of parking at any of the trailheads here.  But it isn't usually crowded. Spring Lake / Lake Desire / McGarvey Park are primarily used by locals for hiking, biking, jogging, and dog walking. There is  a nice view of Mt. Rainier from The Knoll. We were lucky and the evening was clear. We were also able to see the Seattle skyline and some Cascade peaks from the trail.  You had to stoop to see them through the trees.  It is a pretty forest. Indian plum is beginning to bloom.

Mt. Rainier