Explore the most popular hiking 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.

This was so fun! It's a short hike up a trial that follows devils creek at the bottom of a canyon. There is a lovely waterfall on the outside back of the cave. If you want to climb the large rocks and hike behind the waterfall (we did), be very careful as it is very slippery. The inside of the cave is really cool, with devils creek running thru it. Stay on the path, don't walk in the water (no idea how deep it is, currents or rocks) and try not to touch anything due to microorganisms that live there. The whole hike including the cave was so beautiful.....bring your CAMERA!

hiking
4 days ago

I'm not a hiker that has been hiking every weekend, and I have weak knees. This was a stretch, and I chose to go on to the 3rd falls. I'm so happy I did, because the falls were absolutely amazing!

it's one of my best hikes

Great hike for all levels... we continued past Sheep Lake and hiked into the National Park above Crystal lake. Lots of bang for your buck.

off road driving
14 days ago

Awesome views at the top of the ridge, we drove farther than the directions of where the GPS located bethel ridge and I’m glad we did. Trails are awesome for off roading with atv, bikes, and 4x4. I would say it’s an easy trail for off roading. We camped at the ridge and it was a beautiful and amazing view all throughout. Be warned, there’s A LOT of bugs and flies, bring a spray/ lotion, I wish we brought citronella with us. Camp fires are also not allowed although we’ve seen some pits made by people. All in all it was a great trip.

Nice trail that has a loop through the bat colony cave. Did not see any bats!

Nice trail. Moderate difficulty. took my pup!

walking
19 days ago

Really nice hike plus places to have picnics with the family !!

Fantastic section of the PCT! Went the second weekend in July, 2018. No mosquitos from Chinook until the descent to Crag Lake. Then bam! ONCE YOU STOP, YOU ARE SWARMED BY THE TENS OF THOUSANDS. It was almost like a movie! Great ups and down. Strenuous but doable. We started on Friday night at 5:20 pm and camped at Anderson Lake. Then we took off at about 8:00 am and made it to just past the Twin Sisters (lakes) Trail by 7:00pm. Had to cross the Bumping River on a log that sits upstream by 50 meters. The following morning we hit the train at 8:00 am and made it to White Pass by Noon after a dip in Leechs Lake. A great trip with my son!

hiking
22 days ago

Lots of mosquito's, bring a tent. Lots of open clearings to watch the stars and night and sooo very quiet. Perfect easy backpacking trip.

hiking
28 days ago

Great views of Adams, the Goat Rocks, and Rainier. Road is in good shape except the last 2 1/2 miles which is pretty rough and would be a real challenge if you don't have a high clearance vehicle.

hiking
29 days ago

This is my new favorite hike. I think we picked the ideal day to go. No one was around and the weather was perfect. The flowers were all in bloom. The view was incredible!!! Amazing is all I can say!

One of my favorite overnight hikes.

fun short hike!

hiking
1 month ago

We went Thursday to 7/5 to check conditions and hiked the trail on 7/6. The mosquitoes were as expected unbearable both days for about the 1st mile. After that they were non existent. The trails were good with some wetland marshes and creeks that were easily passable. There was water flowing down a 1/4 of the trail but it also wasn’t a factor. We had a group of 9 with small children and they all did great. The snow fields the last mile were slippery and we had to make new steps. The top was to steep for the kids to cross safely so we turned back to return later in the season.
Wild flowers were in full bloom and the weather was perfect. Aug 1 will be perfect. Road was is good condition for most cars. The last 2-3 miles was rough. We made it just fine in a 15 passenger van

One of the best effort-to-views trails that there is. Be sure to start from the Section 3 trailhead—not the trailhead in Conrad Meadows.

gorgeous! highly recommend

hiking
1 month ago

First time up and was very impressed! Last 4 miles of road require a vehicle with some ground clearance, there was a Subaru Outback that made it. Some bugs at start by section 3 lake. Trails in great shape and easy to follow. Some snow, but no problems. Last 1/2 mike is steep, but not too bad. Loved how the full view is hidden until the end. We will be back!

1 month ago

Saw a huge rattle snake and ran the other way! Did not finish the hike. No shame here.

hiking
1 month ago

Google sent us in from the West but the road is washed out. Come in from the East side. Paved roads the whole way.
Great maintained trail up the caves. As you start heading downhill you are almost there. Make sure to do the scramble to the waterfall over the logs and rocks to the back cave. Then head back and do the big cave which will lead you through the pitch black and back up to the main trail.

Don’t forget flash light and water friendly shoes :)

Love this hike...usually stay at Cramer lake but lots of options to camp further back along Dumbell lake or up towards the Pacific Crest trail is you really wanted. A bit of a steep hike up but worth. However Many many many people there once hunting season starts

beautiful, challenging, saw a herd of mountain goats!

Be aware that the sign that directs you to Spiral is missing. You'll need to keep a close eye for the Y that sends you left up to Spiral.
Also a section of the trail to Shellrock lake is under water so you'll need to find away around or be willing to get your feet soaked.

Good hike with kids. Snow covered parts of the trail so you have to search for it a bit. Sheep lake is beautiful, could spend all day there. We took our dogs, even though it was questioned in previous reviews. Would do this again!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike but be warned there's tons of mosquitos-just bring bug spray and you'll be fine. The waterfall and view of Mt. Rainer was well worth the hike which was flat until you reached the incline to the waterfall (maybe a mile of moderate climb). Once at the American River you can 1) forge through the river ( max 4' deep) or follow the river down about 100 yards to cross the at a log jam. Our dog did this great!

Really pretty waterfall! You can also hike to the top of .

was a quick and easy hike. tool my 14 month old with on a pack, and she did great!

Great picnicking area and lots of parking and restrooms. Easy one mile hike, and fun trail that curves through the cave. Didn't see any bats. Make sure and have a flash light. Very neat cliffs, streams and walking trails. Fun/easy trail for kids.

Great trail. Didn’t make it to the lake because of snow, but went to a nice snow field about 3 miles in and enjoyed blue sky views of rainier through the trees.

Went with my girlfriend and her 8 yr old daughter well maintained easy hike

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