ElevationAscent: 496' 151 m
Descent: -3,750' -1,143 m
High: 5,320' 1,621 m
Low: 2,066' 630 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)
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“A "choose your own adventure" trail with multiple options.”— Tom Robson
Many hikers choose to begin at the trails upper end and complete the entire trail as a one-way, downhill trip from Chinook Pass to Ohanapecosh. However, trailheads provide access to the trail at several locations along its length, allowing hikers to enjoy shorter sections of the trail.
Enjoy the refreshing sights and sounds of numerous waterfalls cascading down the canyons. Late-season users might hear elk bugling in the forest amidst colorful fall foliage.
The remainder of the trail follows the courses of Chinook Creek and the Ohanapecosh River. Outstanding examples of old-growth forest are seen in all life zones along the trailâ€“â€“subalpine, mid- mountain, and lowland forest. Take the spur trail into the Grove of the Patriarchs to view a cathedral of ancient trees, some over 1,000 years old.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Mount Rainier National Park