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 - Berkeley Park

Mt. Rainier National Park has many trails that lead to premier wildflower gardens. Expect to spend a full day at this trip between the driving and the time hiking.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,800 ft
  • Pace: many stops

Meet at 9:00 am at the Sunrise Visitor's Center parking lot.  Carpooling is recommended (e.g. the Green Lake P&R leaving at about 6:30 am).

I will sent out an email with further details a few days before the field trip.

Mt. Rainier National Park has many trails that lead to premier wildflower gardens.  Berkeley Park is one of my favorite destinations.  

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


I will sent out an email with further details a few days before the field trip.

Route/Place

Mount Fremont Lookout, Berkeley Park & Skyscraper Mountain



  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

In addition to the basic day hiking gear, I recommend that you bring binoculars, magnifying loop, plant list (sent to you later), reference guides & apps as well as access to charts for plant families and butterflies.

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