October

Reflection Lakes

Reflection Lakes at Mount Rainier

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Wildflower views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 2.75 mi Loop Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Twin Sisters Lakes

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 make for ...

Cowiche Mountain

Hike to the top of a broad windswept ridge savoring sunshine and sweeping views. Centerpiece to an old cattle ranch transformed into a nature preserve, wildlife and wildflowers are prolific on Cowiche Mountain. ...

Granite & Bertha May Lakes

Area: Ashford/Skate Creek Rd Hike Type: Off the Beaten Track Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 3.6 + mi RT Duration: ...

Allen Mountain

Area: Ashford / Skate Creek Rd Hike Type: Off the Beaten Track Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 10 mi RT ...

Henskin Lake

Long before Crystal Mountain was a top notch ski resort, it was part of bustling mining area known as the Summit Mining District. Before lifts and ski trails traversed this high broad mountain bordering Mount Rainier National Park; pack trails and narrow gauge roads crisscrossed the ...

Juniper Ridge Trail

Area: Packwood / Randle Hike Type: Mountain Views Pass: No pass required Distance: 6.3 mi RT Duration: 4-5 hrs Difficulty ...

Mazama Ridge Loop

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Wildflower meadows Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 5.75 mi loop Duration: 3-4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Fryingpan Lake

Area:  White Pass Hike Type: Overnight Pass: William O. Douglas Wilderness Overnight Permits required; free, self-issued at trailhead Distance: 11.9 ...

Summerland

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Mountain Views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 10.44 mi RT Duration: 5-7 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Emmons Moraine Trail

Area: White River Hike Type: Glacier views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 3.0 mi RT Duration: 1.5 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

Howard Peak – Scramble

Area: Mowich Lake Hike Type: Panoramic views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 7 mi RT Duration: 5-6 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

Huckleberry Creek

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Overnight Camping Permit Distance: 15 mi RT Duration: 2 days Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation ...

Sand Flats Trail

Area: Crystal Mountain Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 6.66 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation ...

Noble Knob Trail

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 4 mi RT Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Summerland and Panhandle Gap

Area: White River Hike Type: Wildflowers Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 12 mi RT  Duration: 6.5-8 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation ...

Echo Lake from Greenwater Lakes

Area: Greenwater Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 14.08 mi RT Duration: 6-7 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation ...

Sunset Park – Golden Lakes

Area: Mowich Lake Hike Type: Overnight Pass: National Park Pass & Overnight Camping Permit Distance: 20.6 mi RT Duration: 2+ days ...

Corral Pass

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 2.6 mi RT Duration: 1 hr Difficulty Level: Easy ...

Summit Lake

Area: Carbon River Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 6.5 mi RT Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Cowlitz Divide

Area: Stevens Canyon Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 11.8 mi RT Duration: 6-7 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

Shriner Peak

Area: Hike Type: Off the Beaten Track Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 8.4 mi RT  Duration: 5-7 hrs Difficulty Level: ...

Glacier Basin

Area: White River Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 7.0 mi RT Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Snow-Free: mid-July ...

Eagle Peak

Area: Longmire Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 8.4 mi RT Duration: 5 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous ...

Bench and Snow Lakes

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 2.6 mi RT Duration: 2 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Snow-Free: ...

High Rock Lookout

Area: Packwood Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 3.2 mi RT Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate ...

Norse Peak

Area: Crystal Mountain Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 9.5 mi RT Duration: 4-5 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous ...

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