Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Enumclaw with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

amazingly beautiful hike with lots to stop and take in. took our 3.5 year old and he did great. lots of steep edges to be aware of.

one of the most beautiful trails when wildflowers are at their peak. downside...mosquitoes. Even with Deet, the bite through cloths

There are 2 trails that leave from this campground, this one is the John Muir Nature trail that leaves from the picnic area. It is a nice paved loop with interpretive signs, great for all ages and a casual stroll. The trail with the giant fallen fir is a different trail at the middle of the campground loop.

Beautiful wildflowers! Reasonably even and not-too-steep trail. The bugs bit us up pretty badly, even with bug spray, so I recommend long sleeves. Quite busy parking lot (probably 8-10 people waiting in the bathroom line at any time), and lots of people and dogs on the trail.

well maintained, easy walk. bugs are bad in the evening.

hiking
9 days ago

Not much waterfalling..but I like to take friends "newer to hiking" on this trail. Always different in different seasons.. trail in great shape.. we climbed up to the bottom of the falls.

Gorgeous views!! Lots of mosquitos bring bug spray. Otherwise, perfect family hike :)

Beautiful hike, especially if you go when the wildflowers are at their peak. Good for any level hiker and has beautiful views of Mt Rainer...when it’s not cloudy.

very crowded but I expected that on a summer weekend... very beautiful views!

hiking
12 days ago

We had a wonderful day on the trail. 4.5 hours to do the full loop with 4 little kids with us ages 2,4,6 & 8. The youngest was carried in an ergo some of the way but walked most of it. We ended up going counter clockwise so the hard elevation was first. This is definitely the more challenging way to go. Stopped for an hour break for lunch at the top. Beautiful views.

We hit the Naches Peak Loop trail today, it was beautiful, weather was perfect a slight breeze. traffic on the trail was pretty heavy for a Wednesday but not a problem. there are several small lakes on this trail that add to the beauty. I recommend, like others do, to hike the trail counterclockwise. after approx. 2 miles you will have incredible views of Rainier in front of you! Found some ripe blueberries just past the outlook over Dewey lake. Also saw a Fisher near lake Tipsoo! What a great Hike, God's creation is majestic!

on Sheep Lake Trail

14 days ago

Beautiful trail, we went last week. Lots of wild flowers and peaceful lake setting.

Decent views, but the bugs were horrible. Definitely recommend bug spray!

hiking
15 days ago

Went on a very hot Sunday, mid-morning. Met a few hikers on their way down and a few groups at the lake. Took our teenage kids and dog and we all enjoyed it, especially a little wade in the cold lake. Bring sunscreen - a large portion of the train
Is in the sun. There were A LOT of bugs! Unfortunately bugs love me and I ended up with bites everywhere. Seems like I faired the worst of my family though.

Enjoyed this hike, unfortunately the falls were almost nonexistent. Would like to try again earlier in the summer.

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked on Sunday, July 29th. There are a few places to park to begin this trail, but we chose to park at the Tipsoo Lake parking lot. We arrived at 9:20AM and the parking lot was about 2/3rds full.

Trail is in good condition, with the only obstacle really being one downed tree near the start of the trail (if going clockwise). For concern of any hikers with unsteady footing, there are some limited sections where the trail is narrow with some drop-offs, but otherwise, quite safe and steady.

We hiked going counter-clockwise - if you choose to go this direction, you'll reach the peak early (about 1/3rd of the way) but that also means the elevation gain comes immediately.

You will encounter a lot of bugs throughout the entirety of the hike. That coupled with the hot weather in the sun, would recommend completely covering yourself (sleeves, long pants), wearing a hat. Do not forget your bug spray at home.

Hike is easy with Amazing views..
lots of mosquito so use bug spray a lot!

Great easy hike that I like to do every year. I highly recommend it for families. The views are amazing. Lots of mosquitos but that is just a part of hiking.

Trail is a nice loop, walked it with my dog. All dogs I came across were on leash. Park and restrooms are clean. Nice playground. Lake is good for fishing, paddle boarding and floating but too gross for swimming or wading.

hiking
21 days ago

This was a fun family hike with the kids 8 & 10. We made it to the lake in about 1:20 with a few stops on the way. This is a very flat hike with just a couple short climbs. The lake had lots of small fish jumping but they weren’t biting our bait. Flies would probably do well. About half the hike was in direct sunshine so be sure to bring sunblock. Bug spray too for around the lake.

ABSOLUTELY NEED BUGSPRAY. Honestly the buggiest trail I have hiked yet this year. Like others have said, make sure you take the trail clockwise. Best hikes in morning or early afternoon. In the evening the sun sets right behind the mountain and gives poor visibility for photos:viewing with the glimmer of the ice off of Rainier’s peak.

hiking
23 days ago

Arrived at the TH around 8:30am with a decent amount of cars in the lot- but still available parking. Start the trail going clockwork se from the picnic area, that way you are facing Rainier during the hike, and not with your back against it. Gorgeous views throughout the trail- very scenic with lots of wildflowers. Trail was moderately trafficked. Stopped to have lunch overlooking Dewey Lake. We didn’t go down to the lake but will definitely check out next time. The bugs are terrible this year so I would recommend bug spray!!

hiking
23 days ago

This is a fun family hiking trail with just a couple of short hills. There are a couple of view points on an otherwise wooded trail. Great for just a walk in the woods. The trail was in great shape with just a bit of brush encroaching in a few places. Bugs weren’t bad hiking mid morning.

Amazing views. Still some snow but melting fast making a few parts of the trail muddy and slippery, so plant your feet well before taking the next step. Saw a deer grazing. A few places with some steep elevation but doable (I have bad knees)

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail on Saturday the 14th of July, 2018.
It was just as expected with a few areas of snow on the trail to traverse vs two weeks prior with over 3 feet of snow. “Cancelled that hike as I wasn’t prepared.”
Flowers were just coming into bloom, bugs were happy to see and bite us! The views are always breathtaking for such an easy hike for young to old.

Beautiful hike with amazing views , many narrow trails covered with snow. We went off trail for about 1.5mile well worth it amazing views of Dewey Lake and two other unknown small lakes .

great hike with my parents, husband and stepson!

Last year we hiked that trail, great loop and we ate lunch on the way back. I would do it again, definitely.

Took this short hike with family, including 2 4-yr olds. Went to the falls and back taking the right path. Easy hike with mostly shade. Very little water from the falls but still worth the trip. I want to go back in early spring when there is a lot of runoff. The falls should be amazing then.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for families. Took kids and dogs on Saturday, which was busy! Last time I went mid week and only saw 2 people. Still had a good time.

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