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Mount Rainier National Park: Paul Peak Trail to Mowich River

Hike 6.5 miles on a lesser-traveled trail on the forested side of Paul Peak to the Wonderland Trail, then down to the banks of the Mowich River.

Trip Tools

INFO For information on permits, current trail and camp conditions, and wilderness guidelines, go to

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

CONTACT Mt. Rainier National Park, (360) 569-2211;

-Mapped by Alan Bauer, Alan Bauer Photography

To Trailhead

From Buckley, turn S onto WA 165. Just beyond the Carbon River Gorge bridge, bear R onto Mowich Lake Rd. Go about 11 mi. to park boundary, continue another .5 mi. to trailhead on R.

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