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Rainier Home Contact Infomation Statistics Explained Map Information Scope Current Conditions

  • High point:5900
  • Low point:4900
  • Hiking season: mid July - Sept.
  • Total Elevation gain:1345
  • Total Elevation lost:384
  • Total distance:2.8
  • Effective Distance:4.4
  • Hiking time: 3 hours
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Profile Explained

From Wilkeson(97kb) continue on Highway 165 south, past the Carbon River road(152kb) at 9 miles, to roads end at Mowich Lake to find the trail head(68kb). To save about .6 miles of hiking (or find a parking space) you can go back up the road to an alternative spur that connects with the trail(278kb).

Initially the trail hugs the shore of the lake with a level to gently rolling grade. At the turn off to Ipsut Pass(98kb) (where the Wonderland Trail descends to the Carbon River) the trail first drops and then ascends to Eunice Lake (248kb). From the lake its another 600ft to the lookout cabin and outstanding views of The Mountain(339kb), Mount St. Helens, the Olympics to the east and Mt. Baker and Mt. Stuart to the North. Direly below the whole of Eunice Lake is visible (311kb).

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 me before supplies run out)


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Gregg Petrie 2000