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Mount Rainier Trails
Brochure of Three lakes Trail at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).
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Trailhead Mount Rainier National Park National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior eek the Pan rC r Three Lakes Tw o Lakes To Cayuse Pass / SR 410 / White River / Sunrise This trail is a mostly forested hike following Laughingwater Creek. The trail gets its name from three mountain lakes near the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail. 123 Upper Cra La c if Thr ee Lakes Pa PARK BOUNDARY ic 4712ft 1436m Laughingwat er Creek Stevens Canyon Entrance Trailhead To Ohanapecosh / Hwy 12 Trail Description (open May to mid-October) 1900ft 579m Gifford Pinchot National Forest PARK BOUNDARY 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. Round-trip Distance: 12.2 miles (19.6 km) Wilderness Camp: Three Lakes Elevation Gain: 2,700 feet (823 m) Trailhead: Drive 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Ohanapecosh on SR 123. Park on the west side of the road at Laughingwater Creek. The trailhead is across the highway. Hiking Time Round-trip: 6 hours Along the Trail T I O NA L via 12 Difficulty Level: S uModerate mm it C re e k The trail follows Laughingwater Creek as it leads hikers through the forest. Stop to enjoy the soothing sound of the creek from its bank. Atop the ridge, hikers will find three small mountain lakes. Mount Rainier can be seen by taking a short 0.5-mile (0.8 km) hike beyond the third lake and emerging from the forest into an open area. FO R ES T EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA Remember, the use of stock (horses, burros, llamas) 0is permitted 1on this 2 Kilom trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. When approaching pack 0 animals on the trail, 1 give them the right of way. Step off to the side of the trail and stand quietly to give them room to safely pass. 12/18 www.nps.gov/mora