Naches Peak Loop Trail

EASY 77 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

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

scenic driving
48 minutes ago

Chinook pass is closed to all traffic and you cannot get to Naches Peak trailhead this way. 5/26/17. The scenery and trails around the pass are fantastic!

10 days ago

Gorgeous views, unbeatable. I did it with my dad, who is in his early 70s and has had both hips replaced and he did great. Can't wait to do it again.

22 days ago

Best in early winter time when the entire trail is filled with snow

6 months ago

stunning views

7 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

Best snow hike ever with mind blowing views of Mt Rainier at the top. Definitely worth going in October on a clear sky day

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice hike, pretty easy going. A bit busy of a trail but nothing too crazy. Beautiful views of Mt rainier and the valley.

8 months ago

Very crowded but prime huckleberry picking.

8 months ago

sooooo beautiful!

8 months ago

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!

8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

absolutely stunning. Even though it was foggy, it was beautiful. We went at the height of wildflower season. Incredible.

hiking
8 months ago

Mt Rainer was clouded in but a great hike . dropped down too dewey lake nice addition .

8 months ago

8 months ago

Such a beautiful trail!! Very easy, but the best as far as nature!!

8 months ago

It was SO great! I'll never forget the stunning view!!