Naches Peak Loop
ElevationAscent: 608' 185 m
Descent: -612' -186 m
High: 5,871' 1,790 m
Low: 5,298' 1,615 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“This loop provides some of the best views of Mount Rainier around, and a plethora of wildflowers.”— Tom Robson
The closest town with services to this trail is Enumclaw, WA not Eatonville. Hwy 410 goes through Enumclaw from the west-side through Greenwater (has a small convenience store) and is near Crystal Mountain Resort.
This easy loop is one of the most popular in the park. It starts out along the Pacific Crest Trail at Chinook Pass and leads south, traversing the east side of Naches Peak 1.6 miles until intersecting the Naches Loop Trail. To continue the loop and return to Tipsoo Lake in 1.4 miles, follow the Naches Loop Trail along the west side of Naches Peak.
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Local Club: Washington Trails Association
Feb 14, 2020: Tree Free magazine Spring 2020
Feb 14, 2020: March Snowshoeing Info
Land Manager: National Park Service - Mount Rainier National Park