Lake Eleanor Trail

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Elevation Gain1,533ft
Trailhead Elevation4,565ft
Elevation Min/Max4565/5651ft
Elevation Start/End4565/4565ft

Lake Eleanor Trail

Lake Eleanor Trail is a hiking trail in Pierce County, Washington. It is within Mount Rainier National Park. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 4,565 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,533 feet. The Lake Eleanor Camp site can be seen along the trail. Near the end of the trail is an information guidepost.

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Hiking Mount Rainier National Park - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides)
Heidi Radlinski and Mary Skjelset
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"This rather mild descent takes you through a lovely mountain meadow brimming with wildflowers and clear streams to an expansive mountain plateau before drifting downhill to a charming forest lake. Blooms of all sorts inhabit this perfect subalpine meadow: Magenta paintbrush, lupine, lousewort, heather, pasqueflower, and many others await your admiration. Take your time appreciating the beauty of a subalpine meadow, because you soon leave it and enter the woods. The trail runs through Grand Park and descends steeply through woods. A little over 3.0 miles from the Lake Eleanor Trail junction, you reach the lake. Set up camp and fish to your heart’s content (there are few restrictions on fishing in Mount Rainier National Park)."

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Trail Information

Mount Rainier National Park
Nearby City
Mount Rainier National Park
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Fishing, Camping
Additional Use
White River Wilderness Information Center: (360) 569-6670
Local Contacts