Twin Sisters Lakes - Visit Rainier

Twin Sisters Lakes

Area: Chinook Pass
Hike Type: Kid & Dog-Friendly Pass: none
Distance: 7 mi RT Duration: 4 hours Difficulty Level: moderate
Snow-Free: July-Oct High Point:  5,190 feet Elevation Gain: 930 feet

Features: kid-friendly, dog-friendly, wildflowers, backpacking, backcountry lakes

The hardest part about this hike is the drive. It’s a bumpy dusty road to this popular family and dog-friendly hike. The hike, however, more than makes up for any driving inconvenience. This fairly easy hike to two beautiful lakes in the heart of the William O Douglas Wilderness is perfect for adventurers young and old alike. Set on a pumiced plateau pockmarked with hundreds of small lakes and adorned with ancient cinder cone volcanoes, the Twin Lakes also makes for a great base camp for further explorations. Wildflowers and elk are abundant—unfortunately, so are mosquitoes. So pack your bug dope or plan your visit in autumn.

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