Top Adventures in Packwood

  • Hike and Fish the Tatoosh Lakes

    Located just south of Mountain Rainier National Park, Tatoosh Lakes and Tatoosh Wilderness area are a great hiking destination to find scenic views, wildflowers, wildlife, and two beautiful alpine lakes.Tatoosh Trail #161 does not waste any time g...

    7 miles

  • Hike to Packwood Lake

    This is a relatively tame hike through the beautiful Gifford Pinchot National Forest, winding to the Goat Rocks Wilderness. With only 600 feet of elevation gain over 4.6 miles in, I would recommend it for hiking or trail running. Keep in mind this...

    9.2 miles 1535 ft gain

  • Hike Tatoosh Ridge from Tatoosh Trail #161

    At the trailhead kiosk be sure to get one of the provided (and required) self-serve Wilderness Permit. Starting at the trailhead begin your initial accent following the marked trail on the side of the road. In the first two 2.5 miles you will clim...

    12 miles 4100 ft gain

  • Trail Run to Silver Falls

    This is a trail that could easily be done by your older family members but also could be a nice trail run or quick hike for you. The trail starts from Loop B in the Ohanapecosh Campground and after a quick section, you will be walking over the hot...

    2.4 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to High Rock Lookout

    High Rock Lookout is aptly named. Perched at 5,685' on a slab of rock, it has sweeping views of the valleys below, Cora Lake, and Mount Rainier. Although it is only a short 1.6 mile hike to the top, it is a steep one. You gain 1,365' to reach the ...

    3.2 miles 1365 ft gain

  • Backpack to Snow Lake

    Snow Lake is a beautiful lake in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. You can do the 2.6 mile roundtrip hike to the lake as either a day trip or as a backcountry camp. To camp at one of the two sites on the lake you must secure a permit from...

    2.6 miles

  • Canyoneering Olallie Creek, Mt. Rainier

    Disclaimer: Canyoneering is a dangerous and technical activity. Don’t enter any canyon without the skills to match it, or the knowledge to navigate it. Be sure to check the flow of Olallie creek to ensure that it's safe. In an area where canyoneer...

    2.5 miles 700 ft gain

  • Hike Pinnacle Peak, Mt. Rainier NP

    This trailhead is easily accessed at the parking lot at Reflection Lakes in Mount Rainier National Park. A short but sweet hike (1.3 miles one way) that leads to beautiful views of Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, and if clear enough, Mt. H...

    2.5 miles 1050 ft gain

  • Explore Reflection Lakes

    Reflection Lakes is located approximately 1 mile east of Inspiration Point just off Steven Canyons Road in the Paradise section of Mount Rainier National Park.  Simply park in one of the pullouts at the lakes and enjoy the scenery.  Reflection Lak...

  • Hike the Grove of the Patriarchs

    This trail is an easy trail to hike to the end and back. With very little to no elevation gain, some comfy shoes is all you need. There is a great opportunity near the start of the trail to walk down onto the beach and get right next to the river....

    1.5 miles

  • Backpack the Goat Lake-Jordan Basin Loop

    This is one of my favorite hikes for Washington State. Aside from the massive volcanoes hanging out down here, the southern region of the cascades is much more tame compared to areas further north. As I mentioned in my Old Snowy report, a jaw drop...

    13 miles 2400 ft gain

  • Summit Old Snowy Mountain

    The hike begins just outside of Packwood, Wa at the Berry Patch Trailhead Trail #96, sitting pretty at about 4200ft. The Goat Lake/Jordan Basin loop trail starts here, leading to Old Snowy. The magical Goat Rocks Wilderness area is just southeast ...

    17 miles 3800 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Randle, Washington

      La Wis Wis Campground

      Overview Situated at the confluence of three waterways near Mount Rainier, La Wis Wis is nestled under a canopy of towering Douglas firs and red cedars. The handful of sites that dot the riverbank ...

    • Randle, Washington

      Tower Rock Campground

      Overview Tower Rock Campground is named for the impressive pillar that looms nearby and offers semi-private sites shaded by a mix of cedar, Douglas fir and maple.Recreation A privately-owned trout ...

    • Packwood, Washington

      Ohanapecosh Group Campground

      Overview This facility is the group site at Ohanapecosh Campground. Ohanapecosh, on the southeast side of Mount Rainier National Park, is surrounded by old growth forest and crossed by an exception...

    • Packwood, Washington

      Ohanapecosh Campground

      Overview Ohanapecosh Campground, on the southeast side of Mount Rainier National Park, is surrounded by old growth forest and crossed by an exceptionally beautiful snow-fed river. Close to Ohanapec...

    • Ashford, Washington

      Mt. Rainier Guest Services

      This 146 room Lodge and Inn offer a number of full-service restaurants and store. 

      From $109/night

    • Randle, Washington

      Blue Lake Creek Campground

      Overview In a well-shaded location among maple trees and ferns, Blue Lake Creek Campground offers open, grassy spaces with sites that can accommodate both tents and RVs with a small brook that babb...

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