Owyhigh Lakes Trail

  • Female Spotted Owl with a mouse in Mount Rainier National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

lake

7 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~1350 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Washington

Mount Rainier

Owyhigh Lakes Trail is a moderate hike in Mount Rainier National Park that leads hikers to several alpine lakes. The park says "although this hike offers no views of Mount Rainier, it does offer an array of secluded mountain lakes and meadows aglow with wildflowers in mid-summer. The jagged cliffs of Governors Ridge rise high above the lakes to the east while Tamanos Mountain lies directly west." 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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