Naches Peak Loop Trail, Cayuse Pass and Chinook Pass

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  1. Terry

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    Naches Peak Loop Trail, located near Cayuse Pass and Chinook Pass and part of the Cascade Crest Trail system.

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    Distance, round-trip: 3.5 Miles​
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    Elevation gain: 500 feet

    Hiking time: Two hours​
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    I find this to be an easy enjoyable hike with great views of Mt Rainier. I've done this as a moonlight hike with flashlight, and on a nice Summer day. There doesn't seem to be a bad way to do this.
    If you park at Tipsoo Lake, you won't need a parking pass. If you park near the overhead bridge on the Chinook Pass portion of the hike, that one does require a parking pass. The part of the hike that's in the National forest doesn't allow pets. ​
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    Park at Tipsoo Lake, .5 mile west of Chinook Pass on SR 410. For a clockwise hike of the Naches Peak Loop Trail, follow the trail from the picnic area to Chinook Pass and the Pacific Crest Trail.

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    Mount Rainier from the Naches Loop Trail.
    We did the loop clockwise, and coming around a bend, we were greated with this sight.

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    Dewey Lake behind us.

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    Tipsoo Lake

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    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013
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