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 - Palisades Lakes

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

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft

Meet at 8:00 AM at 65th Street Park and Ride or at 11 AM at Sunrise Point on the Road to Sunrise in Mt. Rainier National Park. This is the hairpin turn at the top of the hill with the parking lot in the hairpin turn. This is the trailhead for the Palisades Lakes. 

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

Palisades Lakes



  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

guide book

day hiking gear

Bring water, lunch and the 10 essential. 

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