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Mount Rainier National Park: Laughingwater Creek to Chinook Pass via Pacific Crest Trail

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Distance: 18.5 miles


This 18.5-mile point-to-point in the eastern fringes of the park follows the Pacific Crest Trail across Cascade ridgelines to picture-perfect views of Rainier.
  • Views of Mt. Rainier
  • Rainier from the PCT
  • Tarn below Naches Peak
  • Chinook Pass

INFO For information on permits, current trail and camp conditions, and wilderness guidelines, go to nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/wilderness-camping-and-hiking.htm.

PERMIT
A wilderness permit is required for all overnight camping in the backcountry. Reservations requests accepted by fax or mail, starting on March 15th of each year ($20/reservation). Download form at nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/wilderness-reservation-information.htm.

CONTACT
Mt. Rainier National Park, (360) 569-2211; nps.gov/mora

-Mapped by Jack Haskel


TO TRAILHEAD:
Shuttle car: From Greenwater, drive southeast on WA 410 E/Chinook Pass Hwy. for nearly 25 miles to parking on Chinook Pass.

To trailhead: From Chinook Pass, drive south on WA 410 W/Mather Memorial Pkwy. In roughly 4 miles, turn left onto WA 123 S. Go 11.1 miles to parking near the Laughingwater Creek trailhead.

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