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Naches Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (3)

One of the most popular trails in the park, it provides astounding scenery for not much effort.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

Point to Point

5,870' 1,789 m

High

5,324' 1,623 m

Low

576' 175 m

Up

453' 138 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Pets are allowed only on the Pacific Crest Trail portion of the loop outside of the park, and they must be leashed. Dogs and other pets are NOT allowed on the section of the Naches Peak Loop Trail within the park, nor are they allowed on any other trails inside the park. Fires are prohibited. Treat water before drinking.

Description

This easy trail is one of the most popular in the park. It starts out along the Pacific Crest Trail at Chinook Pass and leads south, traversing the east side of Naches Peak 1.6 miles until intersecting the Eastside Trail on the western side of Naches.

Work your way through open meadows teeming with wildflowers with Mount Rainier posing as the perfect backdrop; this has to be one of the best mountain views in the park. Don't expect to be alone on this route however, as this essentially flat trail is a park highlight due to its aforementioned attributes. Enjoy!

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Tom Robson

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Photos

Looking across the Chinook Pass highway towards Sourdough Ridge
Mar 5, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Wildflowers going off!
Feb 26, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Lupine meadow on Naches Loop Trail
Mar 5, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Amazing views of Mt Rainier along the trail
Aug 16, 2017 near Eatonville, WA
Majestic Mt Rainier view from the trail
Aug 16, 2017 near Eatonville, WA
Checking out a small pond
Mar 5, 2015 near Eatonville, WA

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Aug 30, 2020
Naresh G
Jul 11, 2020
Aaron Bathum
Snowy and in the clouds.
Sep 11, 2019
Lou Ann Camper
Aug 18, 2019
Dan Hanus
rainier hiking on a sunny day...
Sep 1, 2018
Gina Wang
3mi
Jul 29, 2016
Emily R
Beautiful day, flowers are out and no snow on the trail.
Oct 16, 2006
David Snyder
Beautiful views