GoHike Hiking Trip - 2-5 miles, up to 750 feet gain - Naches Peak Loop

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series

GoHike Hiking Trip - 2-5 miles, up to 750 feet gain - Naches Peak Loop

A beautiful loop hike with views of Mt Rainier, and lots of wild flowers and meadows. This hike can apply toward your GoHike Series graduation!

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,850 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

10:00 am at Tipsoo Lake Parking Area

We will meet at 10 am sharp, and will begin hiking no later than 10:30 AM.

There are bathrooms at this location. 

This loop is a gradual gain at the beginning, then levels off. There are points where snow might be lingering (it generally is, even in July) where the path is narrow and snowy/slushy. But this part is generally short. 

For these slushy parts, it's essential to have good traction boots or hiking shoes and poles for balance.

There is a variety of forest, and open meadows with views of Mt Rainer on a clear day. It is largely open, so sun protection (hat/sunscreen/sunglasses) are essential. 

This hike does not require National Forest Entrance fee, but you will need a NW Forest Pass to park. You can purchase a one-day pass online, or purchase a NW Forest Pass for a year at local retailers who carry them. 


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Absolutely bring 10 essentials for this hike, as there is no cell service. In addition, hiking poles, good traction boots/shoes, snack and lunch, and your own TP and hand sanitizer in case the bathrooms are out of supplies. 

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