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Crystal Lakes Trail - Mount Rainier National Park

DISTANCE

3 miles each way

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

TRAIL TYPE

Out and Back

SEASON

Summer

ELEVATION

2300 feet gain

This is a nice trail that goes to the Crystal Lakes with an option to branch off and go to Crystal Peak. From the parking lot, the trail starts with switchbacks for most of the way to the lake. The clear, blue Upper Crystal Lake is surrounded by small peaks and is very scenic. There is a trail around the lake and another trail that goes over the ridge to Sheep Lake and down to a different parking area.

PARKING

National Park Pass Required

COST / ENTRY FEE

National Park Pass Required

FACILITIES

Toilet at Upper Crystal Lake

PHOTOS

PARTNERS

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