Klapatche Park Trail

  • Black bear foraging along the Klapatche Park Trail in Mount Rainier National Park


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19.2 (miles)



~1700 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)


Mount Rainier

Klapatche Park Trail in Mount Rainier National Park is bucket list hike for sure! Brace yourself for wildflower saturated meadows and sweeping views Mount Rainier. The park says this hike is a "high meadow is a favorite for many hikers. It is surmised that the name Klapatche is of Indian origin but the exact meaning has been lost. Klapatche Park features a serene mountain lake, meadows abundant with subalpine wildflowers, and grand views of Mount Rainier. The campsites at Klapatche Park are some of the most popular in the park and are often full on summer weekend nights. The camp is in the forest along the edge of the meadow just north of Aurora Lake. When Aurora Lake dries up in summer, St. Andrews Lake, located 0.75 mile east along the Wonderland Trail, is the closest water source. Permits are required for camping. " Mount Rainier has plenty of camping available. Cougar Rock Campground is located in the southwest section of the park, Ohanapecosh Campground is in the southeast, White River is in the northeast section and Mowich Lake is a small tent only campground in the northwest section of Mount Rainier.

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Entrance, Camping and Backcountry Fees
Contact: Mount Rainier National Park 55210 238th Ave East Ashford, WA 98304

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