Trail #267 Glacier View

Area Status: Closed

This trail is open to hiker and horse use only.

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

Current Conditions: 10/5/2021: Glacier View Wilderness is not accessible at this time due to several large road washouts.
Permit Info: Wilderness permit required. Permits are free and self-issued at trailhead.
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


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.


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  Area/Length : 
3.0 miles

  Elevation : 
4500' - 5200'