Naches Peak Loop Trail

EASY 116 reviews

Naches Peak Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Enumclaw, Washington 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 best used from July until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
708 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Park at Tipsoo Lake, .5 mile west of Chinook Pass on SR 410. For a clockwise hike of the Naches Peak Loop Trail, follow the trail from the picnic area to Chinook Pass and the Pacific Crest Trail. This easy loop is one of the most popular hikes 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. NOTE: Always check current trail conditions before heading out. Log footbridges frequently wash out during the winter or other conditions could be affecting the trail. Along the Trail To get the best views of Mount Rainier, hike the loop in a clockwise direction. This loop provides the hiker with breathtaking views of the Mountain, a look at beautiful subalpine meadows, and an abundant supply of huckleberries in late summer and early fall. Backpacking There is no camping along the Naches Peak Loop Trail within Mount Rainier National Park. Nor are there any suitable sites for camping along the Pacific Crest Trail within the park. Camping is permitted on adjacent United States Forest Service lands. Permits are required for camping. 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.

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8 days ago

This is an amazing hike. Beautiful views, gorgeous flowers. I had to help a gal who saw a bear when she started down the trail to dewy lake. Pretty busy for a weekday. I would not call this an easy hike. More of a medium-moderate.

8 days ago

The most beautiful hike I've been on...went in July, so snow was mostly melted but still had patches. Every turn was either an over look, or a lake, or a scenic view of Ranier. 100% recommend this hike!

9 days ago

Gorgeous scenery. Mildly challenging. Great up and down loop.

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16 days ago

Some of the best views you can see in the state. Trail wasn't too busy. Loved the wildflowers and lakes.

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18 days ago

Amazing hike. Recommend going clockwise on the loop and bringing bug spray. But the flowers abs the views are stunning this summer. Very easy trail and worth stopping for a feet soak in one or two of the little lakes along the way.

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18 days ago

This trail was so breathtaking, panoramic views at every turn! wildflowers everywhere! I will be coming back! Don't forget spray for mosquitos, they were everywhere.

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18 days ago

Fun hike with kids. Beautiful scenery. Mosquitos were heavy on North side of the hike and lesser on the South side.

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18 days ago

Driving directions spot on. Parked at Tipsoo Lake at 8:30 am, maybe 6 cars in the parking lot. NW Forest Pass or America the Beautiful/Interagency pass needed. Started at the trail from Tipsoo Lake and went clockwise. Trail is well maintained. One area with snow to cross, very easily passable. Very little tree cover. Absolutely gorgeous day at Mt. Rainier. Not a cloud in the sky. Mosquitoes were present from the get go. Bug spray. Clothes and all. Flowers are really starting to bloom all along the trail. After leaving the view point for Dewey Lake, clear, beautiful view of Mt. Rainier the rest of the hike down. More flowers to come in the next week(s). When we returned to the parking lot, 2 hours later (lots of stops for photos, we were a larger group), parking lot and overflow filled, cars parking along the side of the road.

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