Glacier Basin Trail

Greenwater, Washington 98022

Glacier Basin Trail

Glacier Basin Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The meadow at Glacier Basin is a marmot metropolis. Elk graze in the lush grass; goats frequently amble on the ridge above, sometimes by the dozens. But perhaps the most exciting wildlife is the ubiquitous mountain climber, sure to be seen on summer weekends, usually in enormous numbers, on the way to or from the summit of Mount Rainier. There are also the ghosts of the prospectors who began digging here at the turn of the century and now have vanished completely."

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Trail Information

Greenwater
Nearby City
7
Distance
1,700 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Day hike or backpack
Duration
Mid-July-October
Season
4,300 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,000 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Rainier National Park
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 270 Mount Rainier East
Local Maps