Field Trip 4 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course

Field trip: Introduction to the Natural World Course

Field Trip 4 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course - Naches Peak Loop (Mount Rainier)

Easy loop with outstanding alpine scenery and tarns, snowmelt streams, rock gardens, and flower fields.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft

Meet at the Parking Lot at Chinook Pass near the restrooms at 9:30AM

This will be a clockwise hike around Naches Peak, ending with Mount Rainier in your face. A profusion of Western Anemone, Indian Paintbrush, Avalanche Lilies, Mountain Marsh Marigold as well as many Saxifrage species tucked into corners. Plan on 5 1/2 hours of ambling, ending at Tipsoo Lake.


Naches Peak Loop (Mount Rainier)

  • USGS Bumping Lake

    Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

    USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Water, lunch, sun protection, field guide, binoculars, insect repellent.

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