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Distance

7 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Difficult

Δ Elevation (FT)

~1200 (+)

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Palisades Lake Trail (MRNP)

Washington | Mount Rainier

  • Trail leading to Palisades Lake in Mount Rainier National Park.

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Palisades Lake Trail is a great hike in Mount Rainier National Park that is bursting with wildlife and wildflowers. The park says "although the Sourdough Mountains successfully block any view of Mount Rainier from this trail, hikers can easily spend all day enjoying the array of lakes, wildflowers or huckleberries in season. Look for pikas and marmots in the talus slopes. Elk can often be heard bugling during the rutting season of early autumn and can sometimes be seen in abundance along the trail." 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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Contact: Mount Rainier National Park 55210 238th Ave East Ashford, WA 98304

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