DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3969 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
14 days ago

The trail was easy to follow however it was pure climbing during a large majority of the hike. We had views of Mt. Rainier during the start of the trail and not again for 3 miles up the mountain. We didn't expect an easy trail but the reviews we read about the hike being an easy path really threw us off. We never did make it to the cabin. Only ran into small amounts of snow as we got higher. Wish I lived closer as I would like to try this trail again to see if I could make it to the Wonderland Trail.