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 - Sheep Lake (Chinook Pass)

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

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

Meeting 9:30AM at the Chinook Pass Parking lot. This field trip will actually hike the Naches Peak Loop, although it is listed as Sheep Lake for posting purposes. 

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.

Route/Place

Sheep Lake (Chinook Pass)



  • Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

guide book

day hiking gear

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