Trail

Naches Peak Loop

Naches, WA
Length: 3.20 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This is a stunning hike around a loop with views of Mount Rainer and a section of the PCT. This is a great hike for late summer and fall. It can get busy, so go early or mid week. Lots of things to see on this hike: Such as wildlife, plants, lakes, mountains, and in the summer and fall there are beautiful flowers!

https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/naches-peak-loop

https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/natches-peak-loop.htm

Submitted by: Rachel Potts, Hike it Baby Seattle

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 600 ft.
Carrier needed Yes
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Lake, Picnic Area, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $30.00

Northwest forest pass needed to park
National Forest Recreation Day Pass and ePass: $5/car. Allows you to park at trailheads for one day. You can purchase several day passes ahead of time and write the dates on them as you use them. The pass is available at National Forest offices and visitor centers, via private vendors or online. You can also buy the day pass (called an ePass) online and print it at home. Note that WTA and some other vendors listed do not carry day passes.
Northwest Forest Pass: $30. An annual pass honored at all Forest Service day-use or entrance fee sites in Washington and Oregon. The pass is available at National Forest offices and visitor centers and via private vendors or online.

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Hike it Baby Trail Guide is managed by the Family Trail Guide team. If a trail has been “abandoned” by the initial owner, it gets adopted by the team. Also, if there are no trails in the area, the Family Trail Guide team researches trails that are family friendly in the area to insure that hikes cover all areas where Hike it Baby hikes.

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Getting There

From the ranger station in Enumclaw, drive east on State Route 410 (Chinook Pass Highway) about 44 miles. Half a mile before (west of) Chinook Pass, park at the Tipsoo Lake parking area. Facilities are available at the Tipsoo Lake parking area.