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)

Mt. Rainier National Park has many trails that lead to premier wildflower gardens.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft

meet at Chinook Pass parking lot at 9:30 AM. Carpooling encouraged to meet at 65th Street Park and ride north end at 6:45 AM. Alternative carpools for eastsiders and south enders at Renton Park and Ride can also be arranged.

Mt. Rainier National Park has many trails that lead to premier wildflower gardens.

After this field trip you may identify these species and more:
1. Broad-leaf Lupine
2. Common Paintbrush
3. Beargrass
4. Gray Jay
5. Blue (Butterfly)
6. Red Columbine
7. Glacier Lily
8. Tiger Lily
9. Thinleaf Blueberry
10. Sitka Mountain Ash
11. Sitka Alder
12. Alaska Yellow-cedar


Destinations are quite dependent upon snow level. We’ll give more details in July via e-mail and at the 4th Presentation. This hike is being offered before the 4th class due to a very early flowering season.

Route/Place

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
  • See full route/place details.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

guide book

day hiking gear

bring EXTRA water, comfortable hiking shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Hiking poles are optional.

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