Explore the most popular trail running 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.

hiking
11 days ago

My original goal was to hike Crystal Peak, but confirmed that the Mt Rainier National Park is still closed and the trailhead to Crystal Peak is a few miles into the park. So, I found the Norse Peak trail using the mobile app and decided to give it a try. It's rated as "Difficult", but there's nothing technical about it. You will hit snow at one point, but if you have microspikes and sticks you'll be fine. You'll hike right through the area devastated by last September's fire, but the good news is that it opens the trail up to the views and makes navigation much easier. The scene from the top is pretty amazing. I actually met Tyler (see his review below) at the summit and we talked for a bit. You can definitely see six peaks from the summit (Rainier, Adams, St Helens, Glacier, Baker, Hood), but Adams and Rainier are the only obvious ones. You'll have trouble recognizing any others. I posted some photos with markers so you can know where to look.

hiking
11 days ago

I started the day wanting to do a loop to goat lake, basin lake, crown point and norse peak. Well due to the forest fire last year most of the trail above the switchbacks is washed out. After spending an hour trying to turn left at the top to go to goat lake I gave up and tried to follow the "trail" on my gps to get to basin lake. That was impassable as well. I eventually settled for a mostly off-trail walk up to norse peak. Traction devices needed above 5700ft, but I suspect by the end of the weekend you could get a few hundred feet higher without them. There were still areas with 3 feet of snow on the way to the top but snowshoes werent needed. The views at the top were stunning though.

Awesome Hike! not a lot of great views and the top is heavily forested with tall trees so not much to see. but the 1000 ft elevation over a mile distance is excellent for a quick hard hit hike. I did it a couple weeks ago with my 2.5 yo som and he made it all the way to the top on his own two legs. did have to be carried most of the way down though...

hiking
25 days ago

It is very steep! Lots of rock and roots. Very cool!

Three generation family hiking trip with the youngest being 5. Some muddy spots and quite a few puddles across the trail and even a couple spots with running water flowing across the trail, had waterproof hiking boots and it was great. Some nice viewpoints and it was nice to hear the running water nearby. Enjoyed my time in nature!

hiking
1 month ago

had one section washed out and little to no trail markings. took a wrong turn and got a 6 mile hike out of it

hiking
1 month ago

Started at dawn after some rain fell, so I donned my microspikes a short way up the goat trail since it got a little slippery. extremely difficult on the way up, but pretty short, thankfully! I didn't see any distinct trail markers, so I'm not even sure if I "completed" it or not.

It was ok there were some good view points

Love this trail but as the weather is improving so is the traffic. It's easy enough my 6 year old can do it with ease yet we still feel like we're getting a workout while enjoying a nicely maintained path. The restrooms are also nicely maintained. Definitely recommend if you're looking for a basic trail.

3 months ago

Did this trail again for the second weekend in a row. While it was once again great, we were wondering why we were the only ones on it two weekends in a row. As we were leaving, we noticed a small sign off to the side of the trail saying the trail was closed until December 31, 2018!

Nice gravel trail around entire lake. State Park Discover Pass needed.

hiking
3 months ago

Its a great trail if your looking for a workout... which I’m sure is the intention for the trail.
I’m not an experienced hiker but I scaled to the top. I was extremely winded though, I had to seriously push myself. There wasn’t too many viewpoints but it felt super cool looking down the hill and seeing how high you are. All in all I thought it was a cool hike. Heavily trafficked.

hiking
3 months ago

A quick short, steep work-out hike. No views at the top but on a clear day, you may be able to see the Rainier from some off trail points

Well maintained trail with beautiful views of the lake from time to time. Saw about 15 people during the walk on a weekday afternoon.

3 months ago

Didn’t realize we were on this particular trail until we came up to the sign on the trail saying Norse Peak. We only went part way and turned around. We were in snowshoes and brought the dog with us. Great scenery and great workout! Tons of snow when we were on it over the weekend, however there was a warming trend so not sure what the conditions are now.

The name is what caught our curiosity but it's not as impress as it sounds lol we did enjoy going over to the water and skipping rocks.

walking
4 months ago

Easy enjoyable walk.Dog friendly, nice play area for kids. Dock for fishing.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail not hard. Lots of great vistas.

I hiked both the Mud Mountain rim trail and also the river trail down to the river. The river trail is really just a road near the end of the rim trail that leads down to the mud flats along the banks of the White River. The views of the White River from the rim trail are limited, if you are going to hike this it's much more interesting to hike down the road to the river itself. There you will find some massive collections of jetsam captured by massive floating steel tubes chained together. This must be fascinating to see when the White River is in flood stage.

Very fun and easy trail! Wet and muddy, so be careful.

hiking
4 months ago

Make sure to bring hiking poles for the goat trail. But definitely a good trail, right next to Enumclaw.

hiking
5 months ago

Unfortunately, I missed the sign at the interpretive center that read, "Trails on the north side of the highway are open with obstructions".

I planned to cross the highway after parking, then take the north trail west until it met the highway again, cross, then hike the trails on the southern (river) side.

The first clue maybe this wasn't a great idea was the overgrown TRAIL sign - anyway, I turned west and started my odyssey. The good news is the rangers have blazed the trail, look for the orange and red streamers in the trees, the bad news is that without the blaze the northern trail disappears in many places. It is very overgrown with combinations of young blackberries, and just about every other plant and weed that leaves you covered in burrs and sticky seeds. There are a lot of tree falls, again thanks to the rangers and whoever else did trail maintenance as a lot of the logs were sawed through to make the trail passable.

On the south side, at least one major trail is closed but everything else appeared open and in great condition. Lots of views of the white river and some old growth.

This is a good place to hike - just stick to the south side of the highway :)

Easy walking/jogging trail around a pretty lake. Nice park with picnic areas, fishing and play area for the kids.

nice easy hike for a six year old and his momma

Rim trail has beautiful views of the White River. Nice shaded woodland trail.

nice walking or running trail. wouldn't call it a hike though.

hiking
7 months ago

love this train for a quick afternoon hike!

walking
7 months ago

First time at this park. Went on a Saturday late afternoon, so it wasn’t busy at all. Beautiful walk, but definitely not a hike. Trail was very well maintained! Lots of spots for picnicking. Bathroom facilities were very clean. Walked around lake twice to get in a little over 2.5 miles.

I don't agree that it's easy, or suitable for all skill levels. I hope I can make it all the way up some day. What I saw was lovely.

walking
8 months ago

It was alright! Good, brisk walk through the trail! I had my kids with me and was hoping the trail offered more in the way of views to keep them engaged and excited about going out hiking!

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