Mount Rainier National Park
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior eek
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.
Stevens Canyon Entrance
To Ohanapecosh /
(open May to mid-October)
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.
12.2 miles (19.6 km)
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:
Along the Trail
T I O NA L
C re e k
The trail follows Laughingwater
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
trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. When
0 animals on the trail,
them the right of way. Step off to the side
of the trail and stand quietly to give them
room to safely pass.