Grand Park Trail past Lake Eleanor

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Grand Park Trail past Lake Eleanor is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until September.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1502 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful hike. The dirt road to the trail head is pretty dusty but well groomed. There is plenty of parking at the trail head. Trail starts off in the trees and ends up cresting into lake Eleanor. Past the lake you enter the bug zone. More biting flies than mosquitos. After a nice uphill you end up in the meadow, biggest one in Rainier National Park. Views are awesome and the flowers are incredible.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

hiking
Sunday, February 09, 2014

I took my Scout troop on this hike on a beautiful August weekend in 2012. The trail from Sunrise to Lake Elanor is a relatively long out and back with the return trip uphill the whole way. As discussed in other posts there is a shorter way in. However you miss the majestic views of Mt Rainier's Grand Park if you go that route.