Shadow Lakes Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Shadow Lakes Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Packwood, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

2.7 miles 331 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


Mount Rainier National Park 55210 238th Avenue East Ashford, Washington 98304-9751 (360)-569-6501

6 months ago

Easy hike with some great views!

7 months ago

It was so beautiful, the views are incredible.

1 year ago

The trail is pretty easy, it does have some ups and downs but they are very mild. Plenty of wild flowers when we went, lots of break out areas to see huge patches of flowers. Saw more than a few kids on it, so it is even good for families.

The lake is small, but really pretty as you hook around it. Nice and calm, good place to take a break before returning.

You can return back on the same trail, or take a service road back. The service road is smooth and an easy return if you are looking for a quick return. It isn't as pretty, but you do get good views of the rest of the mountain.