DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,522 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

no dogs

hiking
10 hours ago

This was my first hike in Mt. Rainer National Park and I fear it will be hard to beat. The view from the lookout tour is unreal, a screensaver. We were lucky enough to not have a cloud in the sky and we saw a bear cub and a few deer as an added bonus. My only complaints would be the gravel road leading to the trail head as it was a dust storm the whole way. Bugs were a buzzin' and there wasn't that sense of seclusion I crave due to all the other hikers but that was expected.