Pacific Crest Trail: WA Section 5

WHITE PASS to CHINOOK PASS: This 25.6-mile leg traverses meadows dotted with lakes to the Cascade Crest for pin-up views of Mts. St. Helens and Rainier. Anderson Lake, just inside Rainier National Park, makes for a stellar final camp.
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WHITE PASS to CHINOOK PASS: This 25.6-mile leg traverses meadows dotted with lakes to the Cascade Crest for pin-up views of Mts. St. Helens and Rainier. Anderson Lake, just inside Rainier National Park, makes for a stellar final camp.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 41.2

Waypoints

PCT1493

Location: 46.6394348144531, -121.388572692871

White Pass @ US 12

PCT1494

Location: 46.643684387207, -121.379531860352

Head NW past Leech Lake and White Pass Campground

PCT1495

Location: 46.6518821716309, -121.39331817627

Stay straight @ jct.; trail curves to the W

PCT1496

Location: 46.6530838012695, -121.409553527832

Pass spur on L that leads to Deer Lake

PCT1497

Location: 46.6597671508789, -121.413764953613

Stay straight; head N past Sand Lake

PCT1498

Location: 46.682918548584, -121.40438079834

Continue straight @ jct.

PCT1499

Location: 46.6962814331055, -121.389617919922

Stay straight @ jct. with Dumbbell Lake Trail

PCT1500

Location: 46.7021827697754, -121.385719299316

Set up a lakeside camp overlooking Pipe Lake

PCT1501

Location: 46.707649230957, -121.383964538574

Stay straight @ jct.; continue NW trek

PCT1502

Location: 46.7090492248535, -121.387001037598

Stay R @ jct. with Penoyer Lake Trail

PCT1503

Location: 46.7235679626465, -121.403030395508

Skirt Snow Lake's W shore

PCT1504

Location: 46.7319679260254, -121.403564453125

Veer L @ jct.

PCT1505

Location: 46.7322998046875, -121.404998779297

Continue straight

PCT1506

Location: 46.7432823181152, -121.415214538574

Go straight @ Jug Lake Trail jct.

PCT1507

Location: 46.7482490539551, -121.419097900391

Cross creek @ a developed horse packer camp

PCT1508

Location: 46.7635345458984, -121.427085876465

very nice camp (4-5 tents) past creek near bumping lake trail

PCT1509

Location: 46.7714500427246, -121.427314758301

Creek crossing

PCT1510

Location: 46.7724838256836, -121.427886962891

Cross creek

PCT1511

Location: 46.7718849182129, -121.449981689453

Stay R; look to the NW for views of Mt. Rainier

PCT1512

Location: 46.7909164428711, -121.448013305664

Continue straight

PCT1513

Location: 46.816951751709, -121.468696594238

Continue straight

PCT1514

Location: 46.8317489624023, -121.473915100098

Set up camp at a designated site near Anderson Lake

PCT1515

Location: 46.8478507995606, -121.475997924805

Cross creeklet

PCT1516

Location: 46.8493843078613, -121.477348327637

Cross creek

PCT1517

Location: 46.8526496887207, -121.479202270508

Stay L; walk the SW banks of Dewey Lake

PCT1518

Location: 46.8535652160644, -121.481101989746

Pass many campsites at this popular lake

PCT1519

Location: 46.8555679321289, -121.487030029297

A campsite overlooking Dewey Lake

PCT1520

Location: 46.862232208252, -121.496383666992

Trail heads N; Tipsoo Lake to the W

PCT1521

Location: 46.8719902038574, -121.515769958496

Turn R @ WA 410/Chinook Pass/Mt. Rainier NP sign;

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Mt. Rainier NP and Chinook Pass Sign

Location: 46.8719902038574, -121.514823913574

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Lake View

Location: 46.867546081543, -121.500938415527

Northwest view overlooking a beautiful tarn. A great, very short day hike, from a popular tourist road. ©Jack Haskel

Lake and ridge

Location: 46.734920501709, -121.411781311035

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Low ceiling and valley

Location: 46.7546005249023, -121.408706665039

©Jack Haskel

Ridge trail

Location: 46.7665939331055, -121.409629821777

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Rainier #2

Location: 46.8065719604492, -121.464370727539

©Jack Haskel

Rainier #1

Location: 46.8121070861816, -121.468368530273

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