Seattle MAC - Conditioning Hike

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Conditioning Hike - Green Lake (Mount Rainier)

A conditioning hike to help prepare and train for backpack trips, longer backpack trips, glacier climbs, alpine rock climbs, etc. Interested students are encouraged to plan out the details of the hike and write them up in the trip sheet. Staff/volunteers will not be planning this trip - it's on the students!

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,371 ft
  • 6 (9 capacity)
  • FULL (1 capacity)
  • 2 (2 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy

We will hike to Green Lake in the Northwest corner of Mt. Rainier National park with a stop by Chenuis Falls first and possible a side trip up to the falls if the crossing looks okay. We'll be passing through a temperate rain forest created by the unique geography of this part of Mt. Rainier. This rain forest lives at a higher elevation than the typical coastal rainforests of the Olympic peninsula and is pretty unique. At the end we'll come to a secluded lake.

See trip sheet for details.

Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email the adult trip leader to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.

Registered MAC students will be prompted by volunteer or staff leaders to make a plan and publish a trip sheet about 1 month before the trip, to be approved by the MAC manager or volunteer lead by two weeks before the trip.  

Trip sheet should include: meeting time and place (coordinates are helpful, here), trailhead parking pass details, carpool sign up link, trail description/notes (one can link to WTA trail description and reports), and a link to current weather report for the trailhead/area. 

See trip planning resources folder here (also accessible from the MAC Course Page via "Program Materials") for trip sheet template and past trip sheet examples. 

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Route/Place

Green Lake (Mount Rainier)


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Hiking boots or other sturdy shoes
  • Warm clothes and extra synthetic layers
  • Waterproof shell
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Day Pack
  • Camera (optional)
  • Extra clothing for the ride back
  • 10 essentials
Trip Reports