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Results List

72 Hikes
Arch Rock

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1400 ft.
Highest Point: 5900.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.67
(6 votes)
Arch Rock is not an arch, but a rocky point on the ridge to the west of Arch Rock Spring in the Norse Peak Wilderness Area. The trip to the rock involves a 5.4 mile hike mainly on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) along a forested ridge to Arch Rock Spring, followed by a 0.6 mile boot trail to Arch Rock. From the top, the expansive views of the South Cascades are dominated by Mount Rainier, 20 miles to the southwest.
 
 
Government Meadows

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
1.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 4860.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(3 votes)
How to get to Government Meadows? There are many ways and all are easier than that of the Longmire Party in 1853. The grassy, large meadow with water and the Urich Cabin are a popular rest spot for Pacific Crest Trail through hikers. At dusk & dawn, deer and elk may be seen grazing in the meadows, except on weekends, when the noise of the motorized transports with an accent of gunshots fills the air.
 
 
Pickhandle Gap Loop

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Highest Point: 6200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This is a great loop which combines everything great about hiking at Crystal, while staying away from crowds and out of the ski area.
 
 
Northway Trail

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 6800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This hike takes you gradually up to a ridge looking west to Mt Rainier’s Tahoma and the White River and on to the Crystal Mountain Summit.
 
 
Colquhoun Peak

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 630 ft.
Highest Point: 5173.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(1 vote)
This short, steep hike leads to an abandoned lookout site, where nature has obscured the views with tree growth. A careful descent to the southeast from the lookout site leads to the top of a steep rocky area with magnificent views of Mount Rainier and the Greenwater River Valley – just don’t lose your footing if you're snapping pics at the peak!
 
 
White River

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
5.9 miles, one-way
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 2960.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
 
The White River Trail is a great year-round option to hike a gradual trail through the forest northeast of Mount Rainier National Park.
 
 
Union Creek

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
4.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 4035.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(8 votes)
In the wake of the 2017 Norse Peak Fire, the Union Creek area is charred and stark, and yet strangely beautiful at the same time. Walking through the destruction, the signs of life and renewal are plainly seen. But trail washouts restrict passage, and demand caution.
 
 
Pyramid Peak

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
6.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 5715.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
 
 
Moss Lake Loop

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
0.75 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 2400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
Fish Lake

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 5400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(4 votes)
8/10/21 Trail Closed: This trail is closed until further notice due to the Schneider Springs Fire
 
 
Fifes Ridge

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3100 ft.
Highest Point: 6000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(5 votes)
 
 
White River Snowshoe

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 3200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(2 votes)