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

We did this last week and the trail was 90% snow covered. We camped at dog lake on the only pad of dirt, and lake was still frozen. It was beautiful.

great trip with my wife, daughter and nephew. 3 days, 2 night. trail in great condition. weather was a little wet the first night and second morning but got hot and dried us out. camped the first night at 2 lakes, second night at pipe lake. our ride showed up at white pass and treated us all to a great cheeseburger in Naches WA. wonderful memories.

Trail description says NO DOGS, but this trail is technically outside of of the park boundary and according to WTA.org, dogs on leash are allowed. I suggested an edit, but there was no place for comments to explain the edit.

Bring Bug Spray in the early spring and a beer for the top to enjoy the view at the top of the cliff overlooking Dog Lake.

It is bit of a boring slog to get to the butte, and on the way back the last 3 miles seems to stretch much further than you recall.

A couple things to note: Stay left at the first Y in the trail, and the trail for the Butte after that is on your left and marked with a sign for the lake. We missed the turnoff and ended up ascending a nice scramble to intersect the trail.

As a trail runner, watch for horses. It would be easy to spook them and we saw plenty of them.

Overall, a nice training hike with a beautiful vista for you to enjoy a cold, well earned Varietal Beer!

~ Yakimaniak

the hike was beautiful, however in July come prepared for a ton of mosquitos they are horrible, layer ip and a net fir your face will be your saving grace. The trail is at least 5 miles one way not 6.7 there and back as indicated in above discription. FYI.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Love this hike. Fairly easy to lake but a pretty good work out to the gap. Keep going through gap and stay left on the trail. There's another gap with lake and view of Rainier. No dogs past that point. National Park boundary.

For how many people use this trail it was in pretty good condition. The views are great and the area very clean. I went with a scout troop and even the youngest made the hike to the lake with a pack with only a few breaks. It was difficult to find an empty camp site because we arrived late Friday (around 9pm) but the trail was easy to follow. I will be taking my family up here in the near future.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

This trail was great! It pored rain on us but we went 6.5 miles up and back. Would recommend this trail.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Trailhead is very easy to find, just past the restroom at end of parking lot. Very nice hike, no bugs in September. Can be a bit dusty if no rain recently and you are following hikers. Suggest hiking past the gap towards Crystal Lake for views of Mt Ranier. Sheep Lake is very picturesque and a great short hike.

Such a nice hike

I couldn't find the trail head. anyone know where it is.

It was a nice hike. The majority of it was uphill, with a lot of rocks and roots. Great views and smells. One downer were the mosquitoes. When ever we stopped moving they would swarm.

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

My wife and I went up the end of the 2nd weekend of October. Temperature was excellent, and once you make the rock falls, you can begin to see out over the terrain. Hike is only moderate, but it does climb most of the way in. The bridge is washed out and seems like it has been all summer and maybe longer. There is a trail developing to a fallen tree about 75 yards upstream from the bridge footings. Parking was no problem in October as the campsite had just one occupant. The William O. Douglas Wilderness boundary is just a half mile in or so, so we filed a permit at the trail head.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

The trailhead is at a campsite, so parking is pretty limited. Well labeled trails throughout. This is a really soft dirt trail, no rocks, from lake to lake. Lots of options to take other trails also. It should definitely be classed as 'easy' it's really minimal incline. The lake is nice and quiet, great camping spot at the end of the lake. I didn't see any weirdos, just some young campers. The trees were rocking and talking -- super nice hike.

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Friday, July 03, 2015

Great trail for the kids. Gradual incline up to the lake. 1st part of the trail has a steeper drop off on the side and you can hear the cars on 410 but as soon as you round the corner about a mile in all car sounds fade. Lake has a couple of great areas to relax and eat lunch and play in the lake. We continued on to Sourdough Gap and had great views of the Cascades and Mt. Adams.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hiked this trail with my hiking buddy Jason Tollefson two years ago. It was an awesome hike and was pretty easy compared to Round Mountain. Saw a couple wierdos up there but we always carry our peace makers (open carry) Go check out the pics he posted. I recommend this trail to a group of school kids or if you're trying to earn a scout's badge.

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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Top of Chinook Pass, East of Tipsoo Lake, large paved parking area. Requres USFS Forest Pass. Starts at 5,400 at pass, 5,800 elevation at lake. it is on the Pacific Crest Trail. lots of bugs at lake! fabulous views. trail is narrow in places.

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