Glacier View–Mount Beljica

Ashford, Washington

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Hike to one or two panorama-providing promontories located within a tiny wilderness on the western periphery of Mount Rainier National Park. Just over 3000 acres, Glacier View Wilderness is a small but significant wedge of high-elevation forest, meadows, and lakes bordering Mount Rainier National Park. It became a wilderness area in 1984, creating a wild buffer between the park and the heavily logged forests to the west.
100 Classic Hikes Washington

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100 Classic Hikes Washington

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Hike to one or two panorama-providing promontories located within a tiny wilderness on the
western periphery of Mount Rainier National Park. Just over 3000 acres, Glacier View Wilderness is a small but significant wedge of high-elevation forest, meadows, and lakes bordering Mount Rainier National Park. It became a wilderness area in 1984, creating a wild buffer between the park and the heavily logged forests to the west.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ashford
Distance: 4.2-4.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,150 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Season: Best July through October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Gifford Pinchot NF, Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station, Randle
Local Maps: Green Trails, Mount Rainier West No. 269
Driving Directions: Directions to Glacier View–Mount Beljica

Recent Trail Reviews

7/15/2008
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from the landing the hike will take a hour or two depending on your fitness level it took me a little over a hour straight through no stops. the trail is the same trail if your hiking to lk christine but once you reach the lake you keep going. i would say that the lake is about half way. after leaving the lake you will come to a split in the trail, you will want to stay left, the sign was gone the last time i went through. the hike itself is absolutely beautiful with lk christine on the way up also a good place to stop and take a breather. and at the top you can see mt ranier, mt adams, st helens and on a real clear day hood. my family and I love this hike and plan on doing it again as soon as the snow melts.



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