Tuesday, June 5, 2012

KUOW Hike- Silver Falls & More

Updated Tuesday June 5.

This hike is in Mt. Rainier National Park and is snow free. This is located in the southeast part of the park off of Highway 123. With wet and cool weather in the forecast this is a good hike.
Photo below is Silver Falls, photo by Alan Bauer. All the photos of this hike are from Alan.

Check out Green Trails Maps for directions. Map for this week's trip is 269S. Click link below for complete list of maps.http:// http://greentrailsmaps.com/maps/index_Map_wa/

Photo below is of yellow violets

Bridge Over Ohanapecosh River / Grove of the Patriarchs Douglass Fir -Grove of the Patriarchs

Directions; Take State Highway 123 into Ohanapecosh Campground which is just south of Stevens Canyon Rd.

Trail stats: If you go Ohanapecosh Campground there is a 3 mile loop to the Falls and is only 300 foot gain. However instead of doing the loop you can continue on Eastside Trail (to right) and go 1.2 miles to Grove of the Patriarchs. By doing this total is 5.4 miles round trip Directions and trail stats are our best estimate however please have a good local map and or a GPS unit.
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