Upper Palisades Lake

Buckley, Washington

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This day hike or overnight trip offers access to a string of seven subalpine lakes and tarns on the dry side of Mount Rainier National Park. Along the way the up-and-down trail passes through meadows splashed with wildflowers in summer and the column-like formations of The Palisades. This easy, scenic hike on the dry side of Mount Rainier National Park offers access to seven subalpine lakes on the eastern flank of the Sourdough Mountains. Campsites and water are abundant—as are mosquitoes during early summer. Equally attractive as a day hike or weekender, this trail has something for nearly everyone—peaks to climb, lakes to fish, flower gardens to enjoy, and solitude to relish amid sub-alpine grandeur.
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by Ron Adkison & David Wortman (Falcon Guides)

This day hike or overnight trip offers access to a string of seven subalpine lakes and tarns on the dry side of Mount Rainier National Park. Along the way the up-and-down trail passes through meadows splashed with wildflowers in summer and the column-like formations of The Palisades.

This easy, scenic hike on the dry side of Mount Rainier National Park offers access to seven subalpine lakes on the eastern flank of the Sourdough Mountains. Campsites and water are abundant—as are mosquitoes during early summer. Equally
attractive as a day hike or weekender, this trail has something for nearly everyone—peaks to climb, lakes to fish, flower gardens to enjoy, and solitude to relish amid sub-alpine grandeur.

©  Ron Adkison & David Wortman/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Buckley
Distance: 5.8
Elevation Gain: 1,540 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Mid-July through mid-October
Local Contacts: Mount Rainier National Park
Local Maps: USGS White River Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Upper Palisades Lake

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