High Lakes Trail

Ashford, Washington 98304

High Lakes Trail

High Lakes Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This short loop offers a great view of the Tatoosh Range and Reflection Lakes. This is an easy day hike that explores the area around Reflection Lakes, possibly the most photographed spot on Mount Rainier.

Aptly named, on a clear day you can see the entire mountain mirrored in the still waters of Reflection Lakes. The High Lakes Trail leaves the lakeside and follows Mazama Ridge, gaining just enough elevation to afford a view of the Tatoosh Range."

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Trail Information

Ashford
Nearby City
2.7
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 to 1.5 hours
Duration
Mid-July to September
Season
4,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,200 feet
Top Elevation
Paradise Ranger Station, Jackson Visitor Center—Paradise
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Rainier East; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park; Astronaut's Vista: Mount Rainier National Park; Earthwalk Press Hiking Map and Guide
Local Maps