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3 Hikes
Indian Bar - Cowlitz Divide

Mount Rainier Area -- SE - Cayuse Pass/Stevens Canyon

14.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3130 ft.
Highest Point: 5900.0 ft.
Average rating:
(8 votes)
This section of the Wonderland Trail, which begins at Box Canyon, continues along the Cowlitz Divide, and eventually concludes in the valley that houses Indian Bar, will certainly test your trail stamina. But the rewards for all of your efforts are plentiful: swaths of old-growth forests, bountiful berries (when in season), rolling alpine meadows, an epic in-your-face view of Mount Rainier, and finally, the rushing waters of the Ohanapecosh River and Wauhaukaupauken Falls, which offer a cooling respite after your long, and sometimes arduous, climb and descent into this famed valley.
Faraway Rock

Mount Rainier Area -- SE - Cayuse Pass/Stevens Canyon

1.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 5220.0 ft.
Average rating:
(4 votes)
The overlook at Faraway Rock is a short jaunt along the Mazama Ridge Trail up from Stevens Canyon Road and Reflection Lakes along the Wonderland Trail. This viewpoint showcases glistening Lake Louise below and the towering Tatoosh Ridge to the south.
Stevens Canyon Waterfalls

Mount Rainier Area -- SE - Cayuse Pass/Stevens Canyon

8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1675 ft.
Highest Point: 3750.0 ft.
Average rating:
(8 votes)
You don’t have to be circumnavigating Mount Rainier to see Sylvia Falls and Martha Falls. Do this section of the Wonderland Trail in the shoulder season, or when the weather obscures higher views, or just when you would just rather hike in shaded forest.