Best river trails in Packwood, Washington

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Explore the most popular river trails near Packwood with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of river trails in Packwood, Washington
Top trails (16)
#1 - Snowgrass Flats and Goat Lake Loop Trail
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 6 h 44 m
A long hike into some very beautiful country and awesome NW vistas. If you love pristine wilderness and beautiful views of major mountains and broad green meadows, this hike is for you. Take 96 through Snowgrass Flats up to the PCT, then along the PCT until you can see Goat Lake. Hiking along the PCT beneath the Goat Rocks peaks is a real treat. Mt. Adams dominates the view to the south. Show more
#2 - Carter Falls
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#3 - Wonderland Trail to Carter Falls and Narada Falls
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
The Carter Falls Trail features an awesome 2 for 1. Both Carter Falls & Madcap Falls along the Paradise River in Mount Rainier National Park. Begins 0.1 miles (0.2 km) below Cougar Rock Campgrounds. An easy old-growth forest walk along the Paradise River. Walk past Carter Falls another 150 feet (45.7 m) to see Madcap FallsShow more
#4 - Old Snowy, Chimney Rock, Goat Ridge and Nannie Peak Loop
Goat Rocks Wilderness
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Length: 68.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
#5 - Walupt Creek Falls
Goat Rocks Wilderness
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
NOTE: There is no trailhead and users report of poor signage and lack of parking. Cell service here is also poor. Due to this trail being unofficial, it is poorly maintained and easily overgrown. This may cause hikers to get lost and have to go off trail. There are no facilities at this trail, so please do your part (pack it out). During the wet seasons, take note that there are no bridges for creek crossing and that this trail may flood.Show more
#6 - Dog Lake to Cramer Lake Trail
William O. Douglas Wilderness
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
#7 - Mount Rainier Eastside Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
#8 - Castle Traverse
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
#9 - Walupt Creek Falls via Klickitat Loop Trail
Goat Rocks Wilderness
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
NOTE: This is an unofficial trail that may be very difficult for some. There are extremely steep sections and creek crossings.Show more
#10 - Bear Creek Mountain Trail
Goat Rocks Wilderness
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Length: 13.9 mi • Est. 8 h 31 m
Note: The last two miles of this trail have rough road. A 4WD vehicle is recommended.Show more
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