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Naches Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.0 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 576' 175 m
Descent: -453' -138 m
High: 5,870' 1,789 m
Low: 5,324' 1,623 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

One of the most popular trails in the park, it provides astounding scenery for not much effort.

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Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Pets are allowed only on the Pacific Crest Trail portion of the loop outside of the park, and they must be leashed. Dogs and other pets are NOT allowed on the section of the Naches Peak Loop Trail within the park, nor are they allowed on any other trails inside the park. Fires are prohibited. Treat water before drinking.

Description

This easy trail 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 Eastside Trail on the western side of Naches.

Work your way through open meadows teeming with wildflowers with Mount Rainier posing as the perfect backdrop; this has to be one of the best mountain views in the park. Don't expect to be alone on this route however, as this essentially flat trail is a park highlight due to its aforementioned attributes. Enjoy!

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Looking across the Chinook Pass highway towards Sourdough Ridge
Mar 5, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Lupine meadow on Naches Loop Trail
Mar 5, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Wildflowers going off!
Feb 26, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Amazing views of Mt Rainier along the trail
Aug 16, 2017 near Eatonville, WA
Majestic Mt Rainier view from the trail
Aug 16, 2017 near Eatonville, WA
Second half of the loop
Aug 16, 2017 near Eatonville, WA

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