Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hike of the Week- Palisades Lakes

Updated: 8-27-2013
Great hike by Mt Rainier. You will see many lakes. In order of the hike this is what you will see: Sunrise Lake, Clover Lake, Dick Lake, Hidden Lake (our favorite and it is Hidden) and Upper Palisades Lake  and Lower Palisades Lake. There are also many unnamed lakes. Thanks Dennis Long for photos.
Off the main trail Hidden Lake is pretty
Bistort flower
Make sure you hike up to Brown Peak and beyond
Driving Directions: From Enumclaw, drive east 43 miles on State Route 410 to the Mount Rainier National Park White River Entrance. Veer right onto the Sunrise Road and follow it 12 miles west to the parking lot inside the hairpin turn at Sunrise Point. 
Trail stats: 7.5 miles roundtrip and 1800 foot gain.

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