NACHES PEAK LOOP: One of my favorite hikes in Washington

Recently, I’ve been hooked on hiking and I’ve been doing it a lot lately since the good weather won’t last very long. Quick tip; if you are ever in Washington state, be sure to at least do one hike. Naches Peak Loop happens to be one of my all-time favorite hikes mainly because of its amazing scenery. I love the spring wildflowers, the lush greenery, and the amazing view of Mt. Rainer. Since I went there a little while back, I wanted to give you readers a little taste of what the trail is like.

“Naches Peak Loop happens to be one of my all-time favorite hikes mainly because of its amazing scenery.”


Quick Info:

Where is Naches Loop located? The Loop is on the Pacific Crest Trail, and it’s near Chinook Pass and the town of Enumclaw.

How long does the hike take?  The entire loop is about 4 miles, so expect to spend about 2-3 hours.

What is the difficulty level? This trail is family friendly and is doable for hikers of all skill levels.


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Trail Landmarks:

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  • Naches Peak Pond 

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  • Dewey LakeNachesLoop-1010567 

  • Tipsoo Lake

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Insider Tips:

  1. Start your hike at around 7:00-8:00 am. This way, you can enjoy your hike in solitude, and you can finish before the trail gets crowded at peak time.
  2. Hike the loop in a clockwise direction. By doing so, you can get the best sights right in ahead of you, such as Mt. Rainer and the subalpine meadows.
  3. Be sure to check the trail conditions prior to your hike, just in case there are conditions that may affect the trail.
  4. Bring a healthy snack and some water for yourself. There are some great resting places along the way that allow you to take a break and replenish your body.

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