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St. Andrews Park - St. Andrews Lake

Mount Rainier Area

Location

Mount Rainier Area -- SW - Longmire/Paradise
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Length

20.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 4650 ft.
Highest Point: 5900 ft.

Rating

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St. Andrews Lake is a lovely high country lake along found along the 93-mile Wonderland Trail, but the lake can also be accessed via an out-and-back route starting from the Westside Road.

The hike begins with a long jaunt along the decommissioned section of the Westside Road, finally reaching the old St. Andrews Creek trailhead at around 8 miles in. After the junction, the St. Andrews Creek trail will switchback up out of a river valley and pop hikes out on a nice ridgeline before reaching Aurora Lake and the Wonderland Trail junction. Take a right on the Wonderland Trail to continue onward to your final destination of St. Andrews Lake and soak up the mountain views and wildflower meadows.

 

St. Andrews Park - St. Andrews Lake

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.7801, -121.8852 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area -- SW - Longmire/Paradise

Mount Rainier National Park

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Getting There

From the Nisqually entrance of Mount Rainier National Park (off Highway 706), drive east on Nisqually-Longmire Road for one mile. The turnoff for the Westside Road is on your left. There is no designated parking area, so be sure to park in such a way that traffic can flow uninterrupted along the road.

 

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