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Rainier Home Contact Infomation Statistics Explained Map Information Scope Current Conditions

  • High point:5830
  • Low point:3530
  • Hiking season: Mid June - Oct.
  • TotalElevation gain:2450
  • Toal Elevation lost:150
  • Total distance(one way):3.4
  • Effective Distance:6.1
  • Hiking time: 3 hours
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Profile Explained

  • (1) Lower Crystal Lake
  • (2) Crystal Lake

The parking lot(294kb) for the trail starts about 4.5 miles from the north park boundary. The first part of the trail is in forest (328kb) reaching the junction to Crystal Peak (257kb) about half way to the lake. Views of the mountain(188kb) and the White River can be had in forest openings; particularly after the Crystal Peak junction. Later the views of the mountain disappears behead Crystal Peak and the forest opens up(282kb) in the approach to Crystal Lake.(133kb) Camping is also available at Lower Crystal Lake(131kb).

Map Discription Size (kb)
Small colored elevaton map 4
Topographic map with shadeing 255
Topographic map without shadeing 85
Shaded Basement Geologic Map

(Geologic key)

Air Photo 2,183
Stereo Map

To see this image you will need special glasses (which I will provide if you contact while supplies last)


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Gregg Petrie 2000