CHS Tacoma July Hikes - Eastside Trail (Mount Rainier)

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS Tacoma July Hikes - Eastside Trail (Mount Rainier)

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Enumclaw Ranger Station at 7am

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students.  Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

Get a jump start on the Mt. Rainier Waterfall Chaser badge and visit five waterfalls in one day. This 9-mile thru hike will begin at the Owyhigh Lakes Trailhead (Deer Creek side) and will be a one-way trip with car shuttle finishing at the Ohanapecosh Campground. The trail will be largely descending through the Chinook Creek Valley. While we are in the area, we will also hike the short Hot Springs Nature Trail. 

An America the Beautiful Pass or Mt. Rainier National Park Pass is required to park at the entry and exit points. All participants on this trip must be comfortable with a car shuttle and carpooling.

Route/Place

Eastside Trail (Mount Rainier)



  • 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

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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