Mount Rainier National Park
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
To White River /
Sunrise / Enumclaw
This trail loops around the slopes of Naches
Peak, past mountain lakes and lush subalpine
meadows. In the fall, brilliant colors cover the
landscape with Mount Rainier as the backdrop.
Do not feed or approach wildlife.
Pets and bicycles are not allowed
on park trails.
Do not pick flowers or collect other
park resources (rocks, wood, etc.).
Carry the “10 Essentials” and
Leave No Trace of your visit.
Use a topographical map.
Permit required for wilderness camping.
To Ohanapecosh /
3.4 miles (5.6 km)
500 feet (152 m)
Hiking Time Round-trip:
Along the Trail
This loop provides hikers with
breathtaking views of Mount Rainier,
a look at beautiful subalpine meadows
and lakes, and an abundant supply of
Trailhead: Park at Tipsoo Lake, 0.5 mile
(0.8 km) west of Chinook Pass on SR 410.
For a clockwise hike of the Naches Peak
Loop Trail, follow the trail from the picnic
area to Chinook Pass and the Pacific Crest
Pets are not permitted on park trails or
in off-trail areas. Pets are permitted on
the Pacific Crest Trail–that is, only on the
northern half of the Naches Peak Loop,
outside the park boundary.
huckleberries in late summer and early fall.
To get the best views of Mount Rainier, hike
the loop in a clockwise direction.
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