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Lake Eleanor

 4.3 (3)

Length


4.2 Miles 6.8 Kilometers


155' 47 m

Ascent

-1,237' -377 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

5,641' 1,719 m

High

4,559' 1,390 m

Low

Shared By Megan W

Conditions


All Clear 65 days ago
Mostly Dry History

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Delightful wildflowers await in Grand Park with the added bonus of visiting a pretty alpine lake.

Megan W

Dogs No Dogs

Features Lake · Wildflowers

Description

From the intersection with the Northern Loop Trail, make your way northeast along the edge of Grant Park. Spectacular views of Rainier can be had here. If this huge, flat, wildflower-covered meadow doesn't give you the "hills are alive" feeling, nothing will! After about 1.5 miles of pure enjoyment, leave the meadow and descend steeply through the trees. Things level out again and soon you pop out of the forest and enter a smaller meadow with a pond.

More shady hiking before reaching the Lake Eleanor camp and finally the lake itself. This small lake is ringed by trees and has a small peninsula protruding from the western shore. Either retrace your steps or complete the Lake Eleanor Trail by roughly paralleling Eleanor Creek to the northeast and ending at fire road 7360.

Flora & Fauna

Bugs, bears, elk. Glacier lilies, Indian paintbrush, lupine, beargrass.

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Aug 26, 2017
Christian Linacre
Jun 15, 2015
LeeAnn Huezo
Really buggy during spring/early summer. About 9.5 miles round trip from parking off the forest road.

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 3 votes

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