This 3 mile trail provides excellent views of Mt. Rainier and access to a short trail up Glacier View within Glacier View Wilderness. This trail leaves Forest Road 59 and follows the northern boundary of Glacier View Wilderness. The trail descends and ends at Lake West.
At a Glance
05/11/2016: Closed due to snow. Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Wilderness permit required. Permits are free and self-issued at trailhead.
From Chehalis, WA go south on I-5 toward Portland for 9 miles and take exit 68 for US-12 E toward Morton/Yakima.Follow US-12 east for 30 miles to Morton then go left on 2rd street and continue north on WA-7 for 16 miles.
Turn right on National Park Highway (Washington 706) and travel for about 10 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 59 and follow Forest Road 59 for about 5.5 miles to the trailhead.