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Huckleberry Creek

Mount Rainier Area

This lesser known trail starts in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and then enters the northeast corner of the park, is snow-free early in the season and goes through some amazing old growth. Continue reading

Location

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410
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Length

8.6 miles, one-way

Elevation

Gain: 3835 ft.
Highest Point: 6778 ft.

Rating

3.22 out of 5

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  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Rivers
  • Good for kids
  • Ridges/passes

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This lesser known trail starts in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and then enters the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park, is snow-free early in the season and goes through some amazing old growth.

Huckleberry Creek Trail leaves Road 7340, an old spur road, in second growth timber. Quickly it becomes an established trail; after 0.1 mile, it crosses Lost Creek on a footlog and enters old-growth timber.

The trail follows Huckleberry Creek to the boundary with Mount Rainier National Park at mile point 0.9. Here is a nice stopping point for families or you can continue your hike into the Park to on the Lake James trail. Remember that if you're hiking with pups, you'll need to turn around at the park boundary, since dogs are not allowed in the national park.

From the park boundary the trail continues for another seven and a half miles, following Huckleberry Creek up the valley into a mountain basin before climbing to trail's end at Sourdough Ridge. From here it's a quick jaunt to the Sunrise Visitor Center, which can act as an alternate access point to Huckleberry Creek Trail. 

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Huckleberry Creek

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 47.0093, -121.6171 Open in Google Maps

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, Mount Rainier National Park

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Getting There

Drive east on State Highway 410 from Enumclaw 24.8 miles to Huckleberry Creek Road 73. Turn right (south) onto 73 and follow 6.5 miles. Trailhead is on left side before crossing Huckleberry Creek. There is room for about 5 cars on the road's shoulder.

 

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