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 - Dewey Lake, Naches Peak Loop & Pacific Crest Trail

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

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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at 6:45 AM at the 65-Street Park in ride under the I 5 overpass or at 9:30 at Tipsoo Lake Parking lot on Chinook Pass. We will hike the Naches Peak Loop Trail looking for wildflowers. 

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

Dewey Lake, Naches Peak Loop & Pacific Crest Trail



  • Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

    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, 10 essentials.

Bring water. The hike is out in the sun much of the way and you will want water.

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