Naches Peak Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Enumclaw, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible from July until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
From Enumclaw, East on Highway 410 for about 50 miles to Chinook Pass. Parking is available at Tipsoo Lake Picnic Area, along the highway and the Pacific Crest Trail lot east of the pass
wound up on another trail. you should definitely study a good map before heading out. the picnic spot is not marked on the road, or anywhere. the trail head is poorly marked. and if you don't know that this trail diverges from the main trail... you might wind up hiking back on the highway like me.
Gorgeous hike with wonderful views of Mt. Rainier. Due to the snow the trail wasn't too crowded but still plenty of people around. The trail head is not clearly marked when starting from the parking area (by the restrooms) so make sure you know where you're going beforehand.
Best snow hike ever with mind blowing views of Mt Rainier at the top. Definitely worth going in October on a clear sky day
Very nice hike, pretty easy going. A bit busy of a trail but nothing too crazy. Beautiful views of Mt rainier and the valley.
Very crowded but prime huckleberry picking.
If you want to take out of town visitors on an easy but drop dead gorgeous hike, this is the one!
August is probably the best time of year, as the wildflowers are amazing. But any time is great if the you have halfway clear weather and mountain is 'out'.
Did this hike recently with friends on Labor Day, and had only a peek-a-boo view of Rainier, and the wildflowers were just about done... But as always this was a fun day.
If you go, a clockwise route is best for views... Have fun!
Beautiful views but this is not an easy trail. First half mile or so is fairly steep. Then a few long gradual uphill portions. Views of lake and mountains are great. Very clear day and even got a peek at Mt. Adams.
This trail is not easy. The incline is very intense. I would call this hike moderate. I'm not a very avid hiker... yet... but it seemed difficult for more than just me. It is, however, definitely worth it. The view at the top and around the corner was absolutely stunning.
absolutely stunning. Even though it was foggy, it was beautiful. We went at the height of wildflower season. Incredible.
Mt Rainer was clouded in but a great hike . dropped down too dewey lake nice addition .
Such a beautiful trail!! Very easy, but the best as far as nature!!
It was SO great! I'll never forget the stunning view!!
Beautiful views and not at all crowded if you go fairly early. We finally got on the trail around 10:30 and only saw about one half dozen other groups. Beautiful views the whole way and not a strenuous hike so good for all ability levels.
We did a full moon night hike in august and it was fantastic. we watched the moon come up over Dewey lake, and barely used our headlamps back to the truck. I had never seen mt. rainier so illuminated by moonlight before....very cool!