Tatoosh Ridge / Tatoosh Lakes

Packwood, Washington

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This 7.8-mile out-and-back hike climbs to a high meadow and two lakes in the heart of the Tatoosh Wilderness just south of Mount Rainier National Park. From Tatoosh Ridge, you’ll gaze out at the rocky summits of the Tatoosh Range and the snowy mass of Mount Rainier. Upper and Lower Tatoosh Lakes lie nestled in a deep cirque and make a pleasant destination for a day hike, and camping nearby offers opportunity to extend your trip to a weekend or longer.
Hiking Washington

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Hiking Washington

by Ron Adkison & David Wortman (Falcon Guides)

This 7.8-mile out-and-back hike climbs to a high meadow and two lakes in the heart of the Tatoosh Wilderness just south of Mount Rainier National Park. From Tatoosh Ridge, you’ll gaze out at the rocky summits of the Tatoosh Range and the snowy mass of Mount Rainier.

Upper and Lower Tatoosh Lakes lie nestled in a deep cirque and make a pleasant destination for a day hike, and camping nearby offers opportunity to extend your trip to a weekend or longer.

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

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Packwood
Distance: 7.8
Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: July through early October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Packwood
Driving Directions: Directions to Tatoosh Ridge / Tatoosh Lakes

Recent Trail Reviews

9/2/2009
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Hiked this trail many times,last time me and my 6 year old son Hunter.Its a amazing hike with great views.watch for bees some times,the humming birds are every where.not many people.bring your camera


11/7/2007
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Awesome hike..great wx...trail was dry to the ridge then hard packed snow down to the lake..no snowshoes necessary, but poles were helpful...



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Apr 2018