Naches Peak Loop (Rainier)

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Date: 10/3/2015

Location: Mt. Rainier National Park near Chinook Pass

Distance: 3.5 Miles Loop

Elevation Gain: 600ft

Highest Point: 5800

This trail offers a soulful glimpse of Rainier and, located at its Eastern edge, is perfect for people who does not want to drive deep into the park due to time constraint.  There are 4 separate parking lots along the path of this circular trail as it intersects hwy 410 twice causing slight confusion.

This pedestrian bridge (over Hwy 410) is a convenient start-end marker.

This pedestrian bridge (over Hwy 410) is a convenient start-end marker.

Going clockwise, the trail ascends immediately.

Going clockwise, the trail ascended immediately.

At about 1.5 mile mark, a nice view point of Dewey Lake was reached.

At about 1.5 mile mark, a nice view point of Dewey Lake was reached.

Mt. Rainier revealed itself shortly afterwards.

Mt. Rainier revealed itself shortly afterwards.

Trail encountered 410 again at Tipsoo Lake where 2 of the parking lots are located.

Trail encountered 410 again at Tipsoo Lake where 2 of the parking lots are located.

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